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.

Prophets Of Protest

Reconsidering The History Of American Abolitionism

Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 159558854X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 8813

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.

Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North

Author: Patrick Rael

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807849677

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

View: 9299

Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Martin Delany--these figures stand out in the annals of black protest for their vital antislavery efforts. But what of the rest of their generation, the thousands of other free blacks in the North? Patrick Rael explore

New Bedford's Civil War

Author: Earl F. Mulderink

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823243346

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 8589

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

View: 9603

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

View: 8908

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.

The Crisis of Exuberance

Faith and Nation in Early African American Autobiography

Author: Velvia Yvette Gullatt

Publisher: N.A



Page: 346

View: 5240


Readings in African-American History

Author: Thomas R. Frazier

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534523732

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 4779

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.

African-American Activism Before the Civil War

The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North

Author: Patrick Rael

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415957267

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 870

"African-American Activism before the Civil War is an invaluable collection for anyone interested in this vital minority whose efforts at community building and radical protest acted as a critical force in helping bring about the end of slavery, and set the precedent that inspired the next generation of activists."--BOOK JACKET.

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: 9701


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

View: 6925

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

View: 9163

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

View: 9592

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

View: 1194

"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.

America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 894

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

Forgotten Patriots

African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War : a Guide to Service, Sources and Studies

Author: Eric Grundset

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 854

View: 3696

By offering a documented listing of names of African Americans and Native Americans who supported the cause of the American Revolution, we hope to inspire the interest of descendents in the efforts of their ancestors and in the work of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.