Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN: 0307472477
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery by Another Name Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking historical expose unearths the lost stories of enslaved persons and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter in “The Age of Neoslavery.” By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented Pulitzer Prize-winning account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. Following the Emancipation Proclamation, convicts—mostly black men—were “leased” through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history. “An astonishing book. . . . It will challenge and change your understanding of what we were as Americans—and of what we are.” —Chicago Tribune

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 1848314132
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery by Another Name Book Excerpt:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

Summary of Douglas A Blackmon s Slavery by Another Name

Summary of Douglas A  Blackmon s Slavery by Another Name
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2022-05-24T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Douglas A Blackmon s Slavery by Another Name Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Henry and Mary were married in 1868, just after the Civil War. The land they were married on was owned by Elisha Cottingham, who had chosen the place for its angle of land. It was a resourceful man who could make his own indelible mark on it. #2 The last Cottingham, Elisha, had arrived in Alabama in 1817. He and his brothers had staked out land, brought in wives, and cleared the lush woodlands. They had sired many bountiful families, and they had grown prosperous and comfortable. #3 The Cottinghams were slave owners, and they treated their slaves cruelly. They buried their slaves closer to them than they did the people who ministered to their souls. #4 The end of the war left Elisha’s family and neighbors in poverty. The threat of former slaves owning their land was real.

Racism

Racism
Author: John Lovchik
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 1532648243
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racism Book Excerpt:

Race and separate races of human beings do not exist. They are a myth. Yet, racism is very real. Because racism is the namesake of something that does not exist, there is general confusion about what it actually is. This confusion has served to protect racism, and even reinforce it. By reviewing the entire history of racism, this book shows exactly what racism is: a subjective system of ranking groups of people and the belief that there is a natural social order of those groups. The lie of inferior and superior groups of people originated as a justification for slavery. Plantation owners, lawmakers, and scientists carefully nurtured the myth until long after slavery had ended. It has survived for centuries and continues to be used to separate people. Every white person needs to be aware of that history in order to understand how the myth of race and a hierarchy of humanity lingers in each of us and in all of our institutions.

Extending the Ground of Public Confidence

Extending the Ground of Public Confidence
Author: Janie Hubbard
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 1641137797
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extending the Ground of Public Confidence Book Excerpt:

In these times and for future generations, students must learn how to analyze constantly changing issues, decipher media as truth or fake news, and contest highly competitive, biased informational sources. Students must develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for leveraging their capacity as active citizens charged with holding institutions accountable for truthfully addressing and protecting civil liberties. Extending the Ground of Public Confidence: Teaching Civil Liberties in K-16 Social Studies Education is a book grounded in current scholarship and seeks to address the need for a practical, user-friendly resource for teaching civil liberties in K-12 social studies and teacher education. This book brings together chapter-length discussions about various issues, introduced first from historic perspectives and then compared and described in modern terms. Such topics include, though are not limited to, disputes surrounding freedom of speech and religion, power issues, defending property rights, debates on security of persons and privacy, free exercise of assembly and expression, and the endless debate about who can and cannot vote in U.S. elections. Each chapter contains teaching-ready, inquiry-based learning activities framed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Inquiry Arc (2013). Students (1) develop questions and plan investigations; (2) apply disciplinary concepts and tools; (3) gather, evaluate and use evidence; and (4) work collaboratively to communicate conclusions and take informed action. Lesson ideas engage learners across age groups and grade levels in learning that fosters informed, sustainable actions aimed at upholding and protecting civil liberties.

Thomas Goode Jones

Thomas Goode Jones
Author: Brent J. Aucoin
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 0817319131
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Goode Jones Book Excerpt:

Thomas Goode Jones of Alabama is the first comprehensive biography of a key Alabama politician and federal jurist whose life and times embody the conflicts and transformations in the Deep South between the Civil War and World War I.

Freedom s Dominion

Freedom s Dominion
Author: Jefferson Cowie
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 154167281X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom s Dominion Book Excerpt:

A prize-winning historian chronicles a sinister idea of freedom: white Americans’ freedom to oppress others and their fight against the government that got in their way. American freedom is typically associated with the fight of the oppressed for a better world. But for centuries, whenever the federal government intervened on behalf of nonwhite people, many white Americans fought back in the name of freedom—their freedom to dominate others. In Freedom’s Dominion, historian Jefferson Cowie traces this complex saga by focusing on a quintessentially American place: Barbour County, Alabama, the ancestral home of political firebrand George Wallace. In a land shaped by settler colonialism and chattel slavery, white people weaponized freedom to seize Native lands, champion secession, overthrow Reconstruction, question the New Deal, and fight against the civil rights movement. A riveting history of the long-running clash between white people and federal authority, this book radically shifts our understanding of what freedom means in America.

Borderlands of Slavery

Borderlands of Slavery
Author: William S. Kiser
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0812249038
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borderlands of Slavery Book Excerpt:

Borderlands of Slavery explores how the existence of two involuntary labor systems—Mexican peonage and Indian captivity—in the nineteenth-century Southwest impacted the transformation of America's judicial and political institutions during the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras.

The Punishment Monopoly

The Punishment Monopoly
Author: Pem Davidson Buck
Publsiher: Monthly Review Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1583678328
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Punishment Monopoly Book Excerpt:

Examines the roots of white supremacy and mass incarceration from the vantage point of history Why, asks Pem Davidson Buck, is punishment so central to the functioning of the United States, a country proclaiming “liberty and justice for all”? The Punishment Monopoly challenges our everyday understanding of American history, focusing on the constructions of race, class, and gender upon which the United States was built, and which still support racial capitalism and the carceral state. After all, Buck writes, “a state, to be a state, has to punish ... bottom line, that is what a state and the force it controls is for.” Using stories of her European ancestors, who arrived in colonial Virginia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and following their descendants into the early nineteenth century, Buck shows how struggles over the right to punish, backed by the growing power of the state governed by a white elite, made possible the dispossession of Africans, Native Americans, and poor whites. Those struggles led to the creation of the low-wage working classes that capitalism requires, locked in by a metastasizing white supremacy that Buck’s ancestors, with many others, defined as white, helped establish and manipulate. Examining those foundational struggles illuminates some of the most contentious issues of the twenty-first century: the exploitation and detention of immigrants; mass incarceration as a central institution; Islamophobia; white privilege; judicial and extra-judicial killings of people of color and some poor whites. The Punishment Monopoly makes it clear that none of these injustices was accidental or inevitable; that shifting our state-sanctioned understandings of history is a step toward liberating us from its control of the present.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 9781709484728
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 112-page guide for "Slavery by Another Name" by Douglas A. Blackmon includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Individual Decisions and Beliefs Produced Slavery and The Toxic Mix of White Mythology and Na�ve Racism.

Documentary Storytelling

Documentary Storytelling
Author: Sheila Curran Bernard
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1135015821
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Documentary Storytelling Book Excerpt:

Documentary Storytelling has reached filmmakers and filmgoers worldwide with its unique focus on the key ingredient for success in the growing global documentary marketplace: storytelling. This practical guide reveals how today’s top filmmakers bring the tools of narrative cinema to the world of nonfiction film and video without sacrificing the rigor and truthfulness that give documentaries their power. The book offers practical advice for producers, directors, editors, cinematographers, writers and others seeking to make ethical and effective films that merge the strengths of visual and aural media with the power of narrative storytelling. In this new, updated edition, Emmy Award-winning author Sheila Curran Bernard offers: New strategies for analyzing documentary work New conversations with filmmakers including Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers), Kazuhiro Soda (Mental), Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga), and Cara Mertes (JustFilms) Discussions previously held with Susan Kim (Imaginary Witness), Deborah Scranton (The War Tapes), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), and James Marsh (Man on Wire).

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice
Author: Andre L. Smith
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN: 1498503667
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice Book Excerpt:

This book explores how taxation creates and maintains racial inequalities in the United States. It demonstrates why those interested in Black redemption should pay attention to tax law, explores tax systems of pre-colonial African civilizations, and sets forth an agenda for tax scholars to obliterate racial caste and march toward equal opportunity.

Rethinking Incarceration

Rethinking Incarceration
Author: Dominique DuBois Gilliard
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-03-02
ISBN: 0830887733
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Incarceration Book Excerpt:

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

American Slavery American Imperialism

American Slavery  American Imperialism
Author: Catherine Armstrong
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 1108477097
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Slavery American Imperialism Book Excerpt:

Details how Americans' perceptions of the institution of slavery changed between the end of the Civil War and the onset of World War I.

Labor and Punishment

Labor and Punishment
Author: Erin Hatton
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0520305345
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Labor and Punishment Book Excerpt:

Introduction / Erin Hatton -- Working behind bars : prison labor in America / Erin Hatton -- From extraction to repression : prison labor, prison finance, and the prisoners' rights movement in North Carolina / Amanda Bell Hughett -- The political economy of work in ICE custody : theorizing mass incarceration and for-profit prisons / Jacqueline Stevens -- The carceral continuum : beyond the prison labor/free labor divide / Noah D. Zatz -- Held in Abeyance : labor therapy and surrogate livelihoods in Puerto Rican therapeutic communities / Caroline M. Parker -- "You put up with anything" : on the vulnerability and exploitability of formerly-incarcerated workers / Gretchen Purser -- Working reentry : gender, carceral precarity, and post-incarceration geographies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Anne Bonds -- Conclusion / Philip Goodman.

Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African American Dream

Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African American Dream
Author: Janis Sarra,Cheryl Wade
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1108853331
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African American Dream Book Excerpt:

Since the Great Recession of 2008, the racial wealth gap between black and white Americans has continued to widen. In Predatory Lending and the Destruction of the African-American Dream, Janis Sarra and Cheryl Wade detail the reasons for this failure by analyzing the economic exploitation of African Americans, with a focus on predatory practices in the home mortgage context. They also examine the failure of reform and litigation efforts ostensibly aimed at addressing this form of racial discrimination. This research, augmented by first-hand narratives, provides invaluable insight into the racial wealth gap by vividly illustrating the predation that targets African-American consumers and examining the intentionally obfuscating settlement terms of cases brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, states attorneys, and municipalities. The authors conclude by offering structural, systemic changes to address predatory practices. This important work should be read by anyone seeking to understand racial inequality in the United States.

Teaching for Citizenship in Urban Schools

Teaching for Citizenship in Urban Schools
Author: Antonio J. Castro,Alexander Cuenca,Jason Williamson
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2020-03-01
ISBN: 1648020364
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching for Citizenship in Urban Schools Book Excerpt:

As the civic engagement gap widens across lines of race, class, and ethnicity, educators in today’s urban schools must reconsider what it means to teach for citizenship; however, few resources exist that speak to their unique contexts. Teaching for Citizenship in Urban Schools offers lessons and strategies that combines the power of inquiry-driven teaching with a funds of knowledge approach to capitalize on the lived civic experiences of urban youth and children. Teaching for Citizenship in Urban Schools presents six strategies for making civic and social studies education relevant and engaging: using photovoice for social change, conducting culturally responsive investigations of community, defining American Black founders, enacting hip-hop pedagogy, employing equity literacy to explore immigrant enclaves, and drawing on young adult fiction to teach about police violence. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, each chapter includes an overview of the strategy and lessons for both elementary and secondary students. As a whole, these lessons draw on neighborhood resources, facilitate cultural exchanges among students and teachers, create community networks, and bridge schools and communities in a shared mission of building a just and inclusive democracy. This book is for anyone who values student-centered, inquiry-driven, and culturally-sustaining pedagogies that foster a deeper understanding of citizenship within a diverse democracy.

Mine eyes have seen the glory

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Author: Deborah Pickman Clifford
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 495
Release: 1979
ISBN: 164012540X
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mine eyes have seen the glory Book Excerpt:

Sharecropping Ghetto Slum

Sharecropping  Ghetto  Slum
Author: H. Viscount Nelson Jr.
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN: 1503574938
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharecropping Ghetto Slum Book Excerpt:

These insightful words stated during the 1930s by Reverend Richard Robert Wright Jr. spoke to a twentieth-century reality that white Americans held toward the nations black citizenry. African Americans of higher station resented being judged by the less-successful members of the race. After the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, class distinctions between African Americans became increasingly significant. With the legal demise of racial discrimination, scores of ambitious blacks who embraced middle-class values took advantage of newly created opportunities to enter mainstream America. Ambitious African Americans who coveted a higher standard of living displayed a quest for higher education, presented evidence of a strong work ethic, and endorsed the concept of deferred gratification.

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Author: Henry Goings
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0813932386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery Book Excerpt:

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia Tidewater, circa 1810, the author eventually procured freedom papers from a man he resembled and took the man’s name, Henry Goings. His life story takes us on an epic journey, traveling from his Virginia birthplace through the cotton kingdom of the Lower South, and upon his escape from slavery, through Tennessee and Kentucky, then on to the Great Lakes region of the North and to Canada. His Rambles show that slaves were found not only in fields but also on the nation’s roads and rivers, perpetually in motion in massive coffles or as solitary runaways. A freedom narrative as well as a slave narrative, this compact yet detailed book illustrates many important developments in antebellum America, such as the large-scale forced migration of enslaved people from long-established slave societies in the eastern United States to new settlements on the cotton frontier, the political-economic processes that framed that migration, and the accompanying human anguish. Goings’s life and reflections serve as important primary documents of African American life and of American national expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This edition features an informative and insightful introduction by Calvin Schermerhorn.