The Roots of African-American Identity

Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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
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The Fire of Freedom

Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

Author: David S. Cecelski

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807835668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

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Examines the life of a former slave who became a radical abolitionist and Union spy, recruiting black soldiers for the North, fighting racism within the Union Army and much more.
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America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 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.
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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.
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