The Roots of African-American Identity

Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities

Author: Elizabeth Rauh Bethel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312128609

Category: History

Page: 242

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Bethel (sociology, Lander U.) examines race and the construction of a politicized racial identity through an exploration of how African Americans in the nominally free northern and western states crafted a uniquely New World ethnic identity that informs popular African- American historical consciousness. c. Book News Inc.

The Roots of African-American Identity

Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312218362

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Spanning the eight decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War, The Roots of African-American Identity focuses on the lives of African Americans in the nominally free northern and western states. This book explores how a group of marginalized people crafted a uniquely New World ethnic identity that informed popular African American historical consciousness. Elizabeth Rauh Bethel examines the way in which that consciousness fueled collective efforts to claim and live a promised but undelivered democratic freedom, helping readers to understand how African Americans reformulated and perceived their collective past. Bethel also reveals how this vision of freedom and historical consciousness shaped African American participation in the Reconstruction, formed the spiritual and ideological foundation for the modern Pan-African movement, and provided the historical legacy for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Comprehensive and engaging, The Roots of African-American Identity is an absorbing account of an often overlooked part of American history.

Prophets Of Protest

Reconsidering The History Of American Abolitionism

Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 159558854X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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The campaign to abolish slavery in the United States was the most powerful and effective social movement of the nineteenth century and has served as a recurring source of inspiration for every subsequent struggle against injustice. But the abolitionist story has traditionally focused on the evangelical impulses of white, male, middle-class reformers, obscuring the contributions of many African Americans, women, and others. Prophets of Protest, the first collection of writings on abolitionism in more than a generation, draws on an immense new body of research in African American studies, literature, art history, film, law, women’s studies, and other disciplines. The book incorporates new thinking on such topics as the role of early black newspapers, antislavery poetry, and abolitionists in film and provides new perspectives on familiar figures such as Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown. With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, Prophets of Protest is a long overdue update of one of the central reform movements in America’s history.

New Bedford's Civil War

Author: Earl F. Mulderink

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823243346

Category: History

Page: 306

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Examines the social, political, economic, and military history of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Civil War homefront, 1861-1865, and on the city's black community, soldiers, and veterans.

African Or American?

Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861

Author: Leslie M. Alexander

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252078535

Category: History

Page: 258

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The struggle for black identity in antebellum New York

To Live an Antislavery Life

Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class

Author: Erica Ball

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820329762

Category: History

Page: 200

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In this study of antebellum African American print culture in transnational perspective, Erica L. Ball explores the relationship between antislavery discourse and the emergence of the northern black middle class. Through innovative readings of slave narratives, sermons, fiction, convention proceedings, and the advice literature printed in forums like Freedom's Journal, the North Star, and the Anglo-African Magazine, Ball demonstrates that black figures such as Susan Paul, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Delany consistently urged readers to internalize their political principles and to interpret all their personal ambitions, private familial roles, and domestic responsibilities in light of the freedom struggle. Ultimately, they were admonished to embody the abolitionist agenda by living what the fugitive Samuel Ringgold Ward called an “antislavery life.” Far more than calls for northern free blacks to engage in what scholars call “the politics of respectability,” African American writers characterized true antislavery living as an oppositional stance rife with radical possibilities, a deeply personal politics that required free blacks to transform themselves into model husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, self-made men, and transnational freedom fighters in the mold of revolutionary figures from Haiti to Hungary. In the process, Ball argues, antebellum black writers crafted a set of ideals—simultaneously respectable and subversive—for their elite and aspiring African American readers to embrace in the decades before the Civil War. Published in association with the Library Company of Philadelphia's Program in African American History. A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication.

Readings in African-American History

Author: Thomas R. Frazier

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534523732

Category: History

Page: 449

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This reader contains historical documents representing the contributions to American history from a wide range of African-American life and thought. The material is arranged chronologically from the colonial period to the present.

The Crisis of Exuberance

Faith and Nation in Early African American Autobiography

Author: Velvia Yvette Gullatt

Publisher: N.A



Page: 346

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Americas' worlds and the world's Americas

Author: International American Studies Association. World Congress,Amaryll Beatrice Chanady,George B. Handley,Patrick Imbert

Publisher: Legas Publishing

ISBN: 9781894508834

Category: Political Science

Page: 582

View: 6666


Uplifting a people

African American philanthropy and education / edited by Marybeth Gasman, Katherine Sedgwick

Author: Marybeth Gasman,Katherine V. Sedgwick

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: 9780820474755

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Philanthropy is typically considered to be within the province of billionaires. This book broadens that perspective by highlighting modest acts of giving by African Americans on behalf of their own people. Examining the important tradition of Black philanthropy, this groundbreaking work documents its history: its beginning as a response to discrimination through self-help among freed slaves, and its expansion to include the support of education, religion, the arts, and legal efforts on behalf of civil rights. Using diverse approaches, the authors illuminate a new world of philanthropy - one that will be of interest to scholars and students alike. Chapters review the contributions of such major figures as Booker T. Washington and Thurgood Marshall, and discuss the often-surprising practices and methods of contemporary African American donors.

Abolitionists Remember

Antislavery Autobiographies & the Unfinished Work of Emancipation

Author: Julie Roy Jeffrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807858851

Category: History

Page: 337

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Julie Roy Jeffrey illuminates a second antislavery struggle as abolitionists in the postwar period attempted to counter the nation's growing inclination to forget why the war was fought, what slavery was really like, and why the abolitionist cause was so important. Jeffrey examines the autobiographical writings of former abolitionists such as Laura Haviland, Frederick Douglass, Parker Pillsbury, and Samuel J. May, revealing that they wrote not only to counter the popular image of themselves as fanatics, but also to remind readers of the harsh reality of slavery and to advocate equal rights for African Americans. These abolitionists, who went to great lengths to get their accounts published, challenged every important point of the reconciliation narrative, trying to salvage the nobility of their work for emancipation and African Americans and defending their own participation in the great events of their day.

Union soldiers and the northern home front

wartime experiences, postwar adjustments

Author: Paul Alan Cimbala,Randall M. Miller

Publisher: Fordham Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 508

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Union Soldiers and the Northern Home Front: Wartime Experiences, Postwar Adjustments explores the North's Civil War in ways that brings fresh perspectives to our knowledge of the way soldiers and civilians interacted in the Civil War North. Northerners rarely confronted the hardships their southern counterparts faced, but they still found the war a challenging event that to varying degrees would re-shape and transform their old comfortable assumptions about their lives. Having given up their sons to save the Union, they craved information and followed the progress of the companies and regiments that they had sent off to fight. At the same time, their soldier boys never fully severed their ties with home, even as the rigors of war made them rougher versions of their old selves. The home front and the front lines remained intimately connected. This book expands our understanding of those connections.The authors of the essays in this volume bring new and different approaches to some familiar topics while offering answers to some questions that other scholars have ignored for too long. They explore such varied experiences as recruitment, soldiers' motivation, civilian access to the combat experience, wartime correspondence, benevolence and organized relief, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, and ways civilians interacted with soldiers who sojourned in their communities. It is important that they do not stop with the end of the fighting, but also explore such postwar problems as the reintegration of soldiers into northern life and the claims to public memory, including those made by African Americans. Taken as a whole, the essays in Union Soldiers and the Northern Home Front provide a better understanding of the larger scope and depth of wartime events experienced by both civilians and soldiers and of the ways those events nurtured the enduring connections between those who fought and those who remained at home. In that regard, the essays go to the very heart of the Civil War experience.

"Take Up the Black Man's Burden"

Kansas City's African American Communities, 1865-1939

Author: Charles Edward Coulter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826216496

Category: History

Page: 345

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"Examines the people and institutions that shaped Kansas City's Black communities from the end of the Civil War until the outbreak of World War II, blending rich historical research with first-person accounts that allow participants in this historical drama to tell their own stories of struggle and accomplishment"--Provided by publisher.

Mapping African America

History, Narrative Formation, and the Production of Knowledge

Author: Maria Diedrich,Carl Pedersen,Justine Tally

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825833282

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 4502

The world of African America extends throughout the northern, central, southern and insular parts of the American continent. The essays included in this volume take the creation of that world as a single object of study, tracing significant routes and contacts, building comparisons and contrasts. They thus participate in the reworking of traditional approaches to the study of history, the critique of literature and culture, and the production of knowledge. All are engaged in an effort to locate the African American experience within a wider pan-African vision that links the colonial with the postcolonial, the past with the present, the African with the Western. Mapping African America sketches lines that, far from limiting our geography, extend our knowledge of the Africanist influence on and their participation in what is generally called "Western" culture. This creative challenge to traditional disciplines will not only enhance the reader's understanding of African American Studies but will also help forge links with other academic fields of inquiry.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Cahiers de la Femme

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

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A people and a nation

a history of the United States

Author: Mary Beth Norton,David Katzman,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618375899

Category: History

Page: 1104

View: 8219

This spirited narrative challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all the American people.The Seventh Edition maintains the emphasis on the unique social history of the United States and engages students through cutting-edge research and scholarship. New content includes expanded coverage of modern history (post-1945) with discussion of foreign relations, gender analysis, and race and racial relations.