A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction  Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 9780062370860
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post–Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society, the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations, and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition

A Short History of Reconstruction  Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0062384074
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

A Short History of Reconstruction 1863 1877

A Short History of Reconstruction  1863 1877
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Reconstruction 1863 1877 Book Excerpt:

An abridged version of the multiple award-winning Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution (1988). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Reconstruction Updated Edition

Reconstruction Updated Edition
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 9780062354518
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined how the post–Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society, the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations, and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post–Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Getting What We Need Ourselves

Getting What We Need Ourselves
Author: Jennifer Jensen Wallach, author of How America Eats: A Social History of US Food and Culture
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1538125250
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting What We Need Ourselves Book Excerpt:

This multi-generational story begins before the transatlantic slave trade in West Africa and ends with a discussion of contemporary African American vegans. Demonstrating that food has been both a tool of empowerment and a weapon of white supremacy, this study documents the symbolic power of food alongside an ongoing struggle for food access.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: Mary L Trump
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN: 1838954406
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reckoning Book Excerpt:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER America is suffering from PTSD. The Reckoning diagnoses its core causes and helps begin the healing process. For four years, Donald J Trump inflicted an onslaught of overlapping and interconnected traumas upon the American people, targeting anyone he perceived as being an 'other' or an enemy. Women were discounted and derided, the sick were dismissed as weak and unworthy of help, immigrants and minorities were demonised and discriminated against and money was elevated above all else. In short, he transformed America into a macro version of his malignantly dysfunctional family. How can Americans make sense of the degree to which their institutions and leaders have let them down? How can they negotiate a world in which all sense of safety and justice seems to have been destroyed? How can they - as individuals and as a nation - confront, process and overcome this loss of trust and the ways they have been forever altered by chaos, division and cruelty? And when the dust finally settles, how can they begin to heal, in the midst of ongoing health and economic crises and the greatest political divide since the Civil War? Mary L Trump is uniquely positioned to answer these difficult questions. She holds a PhD in clinical psychology specialising in trauma, has herself been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and happens to be Donald J Trump's only niece. In The Reckoning, she applies her unique expertise to the task of helping Americans confront an all-encompassing trauma, one that has taken an immense toll on their nation's health and well-being. A new leader alone cannot fix the situation. Donald J Trump is only the latest symptom of a disease that has existed within the body politic since America's inception - from the original sin of slavery through its population's unceasing, organised commitment to inequality. An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild the lives of Americans, their faith in leadership and their hope for their nation. It starts with The Reckoning.

Learning Legacies

Learning Legacies
Author: Sarah Robbins
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2017-05-31
ISBN: 0472053515
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Legacies Book Excerpt:

Examines pedagogy as a toolkit for social change, and the urgent need for cross-cultural collaborative teaching methods

A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time
Author: Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09
ISBN: 1612349587
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time Book Excerpt:

In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexandria devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time shapes Wilbur's diaries and other primary sources into a historical narrative sending the reader back 150 years to understand a woman who was alternately brave, self-pitying, foresighted, petty--and all too human. Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur's experiences against the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern town held by the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, where Wilbur became active in the women's suffrage movement and lived until her death in 1895; and of Rochester, New York, a hotbed of social reform and home to Wilbur's acquaintances Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. In this second chapter of her life, Wilbur persisted in two things: improving conditions for African Americans who had escaped from slavery and creating a meaningful life for herself. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time is the captivating story of a woman who remade herself at midlife during a period of massive social upheaval and change.

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature
Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 1785272616
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature Book Excerpt:

This book reconfigures the history of modern America, showing how multiple and, at times, vulnerable social, economic, literary, and political movements, levels, divisions, and conditions such as the emergent middle class, the labor movement, the Progressive Movement, the socialist and communist parties, the Women’s movements, the NAACP, the Garvey movement, Asian and Native American resistance movements, writers, artists, and intellectuals seized upon social, gender, economic, and racial inequalities and challenged a singularly defined modern America. This book re-represents the modern American novel, accenting the different critical literary voices that come out of the mainstream consumer society but also out of the various unequal social, economic, gender, and political movements and situations. In including racial, gender, sexual, colonial, class, and ethnic others—who reject the rigidity, the repression, the racial and ethnic stereotyping, the external and internal colonialism, the complication/rejection of the past/nature, and the violence of the institutionalized, conformist norm—in a discussion of the modern American novel, it effects a fundamental recasting of the modern Americanist paradigm, one that is de-centered, richer, more complex, and more diverse.

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South
Author: Kerry Carrington,Russell Hogg,John Scott,Máximo Sozzo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1068
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN: 3319650211
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive collection of its kind, this handbook addresses the problem of knowledge production in criminology, redressing the global imbalance with an original focus on the Global South. Issues of vital criminological research and policy significance abound in the Global South, with important implications for South/North relations as well as global security and justice. In a world of high speed communication technologies and fluid national borders, empire building has shifted from colonising territories to colonising knowledge. The authors of this volume question whose voices, experiences, and theories are reflected in the discipline, and argue that diversity of discourse is more important now than ever before. Approaching the subject from a range of historical, theoretical, and social perspectives, this collection promotes the Global South not only as a space for the production of knowledge, but crucially, as a source of innovative research and theory on crime and justice. Wide-ranging in scope and authoritative in theory, this study will appeal to scholars, activists, policy-makers, and students from a wide range of social science disciplines from both the Global North and South, including criminal justice, human rights, and penology.

Race and Ethnicity in America From Pre contact to the Present 4 volumes

Race and Ethnicity in America  From Pre contact to the Present  4 volumes
Author: Russell M. Lawson,Benjamin A. Lawson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1360
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 1440850976
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Ethnicity in America From Pre contact to the Present 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

Divided into four volumes, Race and Ethnicity in America provides a complete overview of the history of racial and ethnic relations in America, from pre-contact to the present. Contextualizes the political experiences and contributions of minorities within American politics, society, and culture Includes people of color (e.g., African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and American Indians), those of mixed races, and ethnic groups that experienced minority status in politics, particularly in the 19th century (e.g., Irish, Jewish, Italian) Features chronological organization as well as a historical overview and timeline for contextual understanding and ease of reference Comprises A–Z entries that detail the political, social, and cultural histories of racial and ethnic minority groups, and concludes with a curated selection of key primary source documents Provides cross-disciplinary information that explores the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities in America over a period of five hundred years through history and social studies, political science, and ethnic studies

Never Together

Never Together
Author: Peter Temin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-31
ISBN: 1009035460
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Together Book Excerpt:

In November 2020, The New York Times asked fifteen on its columnists to 'explain what the past four years have cost America.' Not one of the columnists focused on President Trump's racism. This book seeks to redress this imbalance and bring Black Americans' role in our economy to the forefront. While all humans were created equal, economic history in the United States tells a different story. Reconstruction lasted for only a decade, and Jim Crow laws replaced it. The Civil Rights Movement lasted through the 1960s, yet decayed under President Nixon. The United States has been declining in the Social Product Index, where it now is the lowest of the G7 and 26th in the world. For health and happiness, Temin argues that we need lasting integration efforts that allow Black Americans equal opportunity. This book convincingly integrates Black and white activities into an inclusive economic history of America.

Marx on Campus A Short History of the Marburg School

Marx on Campus  A Short History of the Marburg School
Author: Lothar Peter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 9004410163
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marx on Campus A Short History of the Marburg School Book Excerpt:

Lothar Peter traces the intellectual history of the Marburg School, one of the most influential bastions of Marxist thought in post-war West Germany alongside the Frankfurt School, and situates it in the political developments of its time.

Race Labor and Violence in the Delta

Race  Labor  and Violence in the Delta
Author: Michael Pierce,Calvin White
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2022-05-11
ISBN: 1682262065
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Labor and Violence in the Delta Book Excerpt:

"This essay collection grew out of a conference marking the hundredth anniversary of one of the nation's deadliest labor conflicts - the 1919 Elaine Massacre, during which white mobs ruthlessly slaughtered over two hundred African Americans across Phillips County, Arkansas, in response to a meeting of unionized Black sharecroppers. The essays here demonstrate that the brutality that unfolded in Phillips County was characteristic of the culture of race- and labor-based violence that prevailed in the century after the Civil War"--

From Selma to Montgomery

From Selma to Montgomery
Author: Barbara Harris Combs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1136173757
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Selma to Montgomery Book Excerpt:

On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their cause, culminating in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led directly to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major piece of legislation, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, made the practice of the right to vote available to all Americans, irrespective of race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, placing them in the context of the long Civil Rights Movement, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with contemporary issues of enfranchisement. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including civil rights legislation, speeches, and news coverage, Combs introduces the Civil Rights Movement to undergraduates through the courageous actions of the freedom marchers.

Gale Researcher Guide for Reform Identity and the Balance of Power in the Nineteenth Century United States

Gale Researcher Guide for  Reform  Identity  and the Balance of Power in the Nineteenth Century United States
Author: Celeste Chamberland
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1535866136
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gale Researcher Guide for Reform Identity and the Balance of Power in the Nineteenth Century United States Book Excerpt:

Gale Researcher Guide for: Reform, Identity, and the Balance of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

A Short History of the American Civil War

A Short History of the American Civil War
Author: Paul Christopher Anderson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-26
ISBN: 178672667X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the American Civil War Book Excerpt:

The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the collective consciousness of the United States. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, claiming the lives of at least 600,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians and slaves. The Civil War was also one of the world's first truly industrial conflicts, involving railroads, the telegraph, steamships and mass-manufactured weaponry. The eventual victory of the Union over the Confederacy rang the death-knell for American slavery, and set the USA on the path to becoming a truly world power. Paul Christopher Anderson shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for power and political supremacy but was also a struggle for the idea of America. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as the bitterly contesting forces underlying them and the myth-making that came to define them in aftermath. He shows that while both sides began the war in order to preserve - the integrity of the American state in the case of the Union, the integrity of a culture, a value system, and as slave society in the case of the Confederacy - it allowed the American South to define a regional identity that has survived into modern times.

Reconstruction

Reconstruction
Author: Allen C. Guelzo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190865695
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstruction Book Excerpt:

Reconstruction: A Concise History' is a gracefully-written interpretation of Reconstruction as a spirited struggle to re-integrate the defeated Southern Confederacy into the American Union after the Civil War, to bring African Americans into the political mainstream of American life, and to recreate the Southern economy after a Northern, free-labor model.

Southern Mercy

Southern Mercy
Author: Annette Louise Bickford
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 144261398X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Mercy Book Excerpt:

From the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century juvenile reformatories served as citizen-building institutions and a political tool of state racism in post-emancipation America. New South advocates cemented their regional affiliation by using these reformatories to showcase mercies which were racialized, gendered, and linked to sexuality. Southern Mercy uses four historical examples of juvenile reformatories in North Carolina to explore how spectacles of mercy have influenced Southern modernity. Working through archival material pertaining to race and moral uplift, including rare photos from the private archives of Samarcand Manor (the State Home and Industrial Manor for Girls) and restricted archival records of reformatory racial policies, Annette Bickford examines the limits of emancipation, and the exclusions inherent in liberal humanism that distinguish racism in the contemporary "post-race" era.

America in the United States and the United States in America

America in the United States and the United States in America
Author: Gabriel Moran
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN: 1532044461
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America in the United States and the United States in America Book Excerpt:

America is five hundred years old; the United States is less than half that age. The term America was coined in 1507 to refer to a continent and a dream of a new world. People in the United States, especially government leaders, have a serious problem of regularly speaking as if their country were America. Author Gabriel Moran reflects on the use of the word America in the United States from its beginning to the present. He cites numerous examples to show the importance of distinguishing between the United States and America. The result is a different way of perceiving and understanding the history of the United States. This book is especially relevant to the current political division within the United States and some of the missteps in its foreign policy. The failure to consistently distinguish between the nation of the United States and the continent and dream America underlies nearly every political, cultural and economic problem that the country faces.