Better Day Coming

Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684162

Category: History

Page: 400

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From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in the United States. Beginning with Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching in the 1890s, Fairclough chronicles the tradition of protest that led to the formation of the NAACP, Booker T. Washington and the strategy of accommodation, Marcus Garvey and the push for black nationalism, through to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Throughout, Fairclough presents a judicious interpretation of historical events that balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistence of racial and economic inequalities.
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The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America

Author: Kevern Verney

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067617

Category: History

Page: 196

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In recent years African American history has been a major growth area in respect to scholarly research. This book provides a clear, concise historiographical perspective on the enormous volume of scholarly work available on this subject.
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A Class of Their Own

Black teachers in the segregated South

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036662

Category: History

Page: 552

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In this major undertaking, civil rights historian Adam Fairclough chronicles the odyssey of black teachers in the South from emancipation in 1865 to integration one hundred years later. A Class of Their Own is indispensable for understanding how blacks and whites interacted after the abolition of slavery, and how black communities coped with the challenges of freedom and oppression.
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

Subjugated Knowledges

Author: Sarah Lowndes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131755566X

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and 30 original interviews, each chapter analyses one of 15 creative cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dusseldorf, New York, London, Manchester, Cologne, Washington DC, Detroit, Berlin, Glasgow, Olympia (Washington), Portland (Oregon), Moscow and Istanbul) and assesses the contemporary situation in each in the post-subcultural era of digital and internet technologies. The book challenges existing subcultural histories by examining less well-known scenes as well as exploring DIY "best practices" to trace a template of best approaches for sustainable, independent, locally owned creative enterprises.
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Väter, Soldaten, Liebhaber

Männer und Männlichkeiten in der Geschichte Nordamerikas. Ein Reader

Author: Jürgen Martschukat,Olaf Stieglitz

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839406641

Category: History

Page: 432

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Das Buch präsentiert die Geschichte des Mannseins in Nordamerika von der Kolonialzeit bis zur Gegenwart. In chronologischer Ordnung bietet es historische wie kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Themen wie Arbeit, Ethnizität, Eroberung, Familie, Film, Gewalt, Migration, Militär, Muskeln, Politik, Sexualität, Sport, Technik und zu vielen anderen mehr. Dabei werden historische Einführungen mit Tiefenanalysen einzelner Beispiele ineinander verschränkt. So eröffnet der Band neue Perspektiven auf die Geschichte der USA und ist gleichermaßen für die Geschlechterforschung von großem Interesse. Mit Beiträgen von Historiker_innen und Kulturwissenschaftler_innen aus Europa und den USA, darunter James Gilbert, Martha Hodes und Sabine Sielke.
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Die Ordnung des Sozialen

Väter und Familien in der amerikanischen Geschichte seit 1770

Author: Jürgen Martschukat

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398494

Category: History

Page: 474

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Aus einem völlig neuen Blickwinkel präsentiert Jürgen Martschukat die Geschichte der USA. Er schildert zentrale Themen wie die Sklaverei, die Besiedelung des Westens, die Einwanderung aus Europa oder die Große Depression anhand einzelner Familien. Dabei stehen vor allem die Väter im Mittelpunkt. Jedes Kapitel zoomt nah an die Personen heran: an den Sklavenvater, der nur einen Teil seiner Familie freikaufen kann, an das Mädchen, das mit seinem Vater gen Westen aufbricht, oder an den Arbeitslosen, der die Aufgabe des Ernährers an seine Frau abgeben muss. Diese Geschichten fügen sich zu einem historischen Gesamtbild, das Menschen in vielfältigen Lebensentwürfen darstellt. Und doch, so zeigt sich, war das familiäre Ideal vom männlichen Ernährer und der Hausfrau und Mutter stets präsent. So wurde und wird mittels der Familie eine Ordnung des Sozialen hergestellt, an der die Menschen auf unterschiedliche Weise teilhaben - eine Erkenntnis, die den Kern amerikanischer Geschichte und Gegenwart offenlegt.
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Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders

Author: Stephen Feinstein

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781598451368

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Read about eight important civil rights leaders including: W.E.B. Du Bois, Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer, Malcolm X, John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Thurgood Marshall"--
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The Struggle for Black Equality

Author: Harvard Sitkoff

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429991917

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date bibliography, this anniversary edition highlights the continuing significance of the movement for black equality and justice.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607325

Category: History

Page: 204

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Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.
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Say It Plain

A Century of Great African American Speeches

Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587438

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded the charge against injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles. In “full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this unique anthology collects the transcribed speeches of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures, many of them never before available in printed form. From an 1895 speech by Booker T. Washington to Julian Bond’s harp assessment of school segregation on the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board in 2004, the collection captures a powerful tradition of oratory—by political activists, civil rights organizers, celebrities, and religious leaders—going back more than a century. The paperback edition includes the text of each speech along with an introduction placing it in its historical context. Say It Plain is a remarkable historical record—from the back-to-Africa movement to the civil rights era and the rise of black nationalism and beyond—riveting in its power to convey the black freedom struggle.
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Fog of War

The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Kevin M. Kruse,Stephen Tuck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913420

Category: History

Page: 256

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It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality the momentum for civil rights was not so clear cut, with activists facing setbacks as well as successes and their opponents finding ways to establish more rigid defenses for segregation. While the war set the scene for a mass movement, it also narrowed some of the options for black activists. This collection is a timely reconsideration of the intersection between two of the dominant events of twentieth-century American history, the upheaval wrought by the Second World War and the social revolution brought about by the African American struggle for equality.
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Power to the Poor

Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Author: Gordon K. Mantler

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608065

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. Mantler argues that while the fight against poverty held great potential for black-brown cooperation, such efforts also exposed the complex dynamics between the nation's two largest minority groups. Drawing on oral histories, archives, periodicals, and FBI surveillance files, Mantler paints a rich portrait of the campaign and the larger antipoverty work from which it emerged, including the labor activism of Cesar Chavez, opposition of Black and Chicano Power to state violence in Chicago and Denver, and advocacy for Mexican American land-grant rights in New Mexico. Ultimately, Mantler challenges readers to rethink the multiracial history of the long civil rights movement and the difficulty of sustaining political coalitions.
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Say It Loud

Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity

Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558627X

Category: History

Page: 304

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Includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and many others
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Inner Lives

Voices of African American Women In Prison

Author: Paula Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814743854

Category: Law

Page: 356

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The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system. Inner Lives provides readers the rare opportunity to intimately connect with African American women prisoners. By presenting the women's stories in their own voices, Paula C. Johnson captures the reality of those who are in the system, and those who are working to help them. Johnson offers a nuanced and compelling portrait of this fastest-growing prison population by blending legal history, ethnography, sociology, and criminology. These striking and vivid narratives are accompanied by equally compelling arguments by Johnson on how to reform our nation's laws and social policies, in order to eradicate existing inequalities. Her thorough and insightful analysis of the historical and legal background of contemporary criminal law doctrine, sentencing theories, and correctional policies sets the stage for understanding the current system.
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Political Religion Beyond Totalitarianism

The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy

Author: J. Augusteijn,P. Dassen,M. Janse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291729

Category: History

Page: 273

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The success of fascist and communist regimes has long been explained by their ability to turn political ideology into a type of religion. These innovative essays explore the notion that all forms of modern mass-politics, including democracies, need a form of sacralization to function.
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The Objective Standard

A Journal of Culture and Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political culture

Page: N.A

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Natchez Burning

Thriller

Author: Greg Iles

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841208894

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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Ein packender Thriller über Liebe, Schuld und Sühne. Penn Cage, Bürgermeister von Natchez, Mississippi, hat eigentlich vor, endlich zu heiraten. Da kommt ein Konflikt wieder ans Tageslicht, der seine Stadt seit Jahrzehnten in Atem hält. In den sechziger Jahren hat eine Geheimorganisation von weißen, scheinbar ehrbaren Bürgern Schwarze ermordet oder aus der Stadt vertrieben. Nun ist mit Viola Turner, eine farbige Krankenschwester, die damals floh, zurückgekehrt – und stirbt wenig später. Die Polizei verhaftet ausgerechnet Penns Vater – er soll sie ermordet haben. Zusammen mit einem Journalisten macht Penn sich auf, das Rätsel dieses Mordes und vieler anderer zu lösen. „Das ist der neue Faulkner für die Breaking-Bad-Generation!“ BookPage. „Viel mehr als ein Thriller – ein Buch, das trotz seiner Länge nie nachlässt.“ Publisher’s Weekly. “Dieser Roman ist einfach unglaublich, geschrieben ... er erinnert an die großen Werke von Thomas Wolfe und Faulkner. Greg Iles und zurück und besser als jemals zuvor.” Scott Turow. “Ich weiß nicht, wie Iles es gemacht hat, aber jede Seite des Romans ist ein Cliffhanger, der einen dazu treibt, noch ein Kapitel zu verschlingen, bevor man das Buch hinlegt, um zu essen, zu arbeiten oder ins Bett zu gehen. Die perfekte Verbindung von Historie und Thriller. Greg? Du schuldest mir eine Menge Schlaf.“ Jodi Picoult. Stephen King: “Ich wünschte, der Roman wäre noch länger geworden – ein erstaunliches Buch!“ Stephan King. „Der beste Greg Iles aller Zeiten. Gut, dass er zurück ist.“ Washington Post. „DER Thriller der letzten zehn Jahre.“ The Times.
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