Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped from the Beginning
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
Publsiher: Nation Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 9781568585987
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stamped from the Beginning Book Excerpt:

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading pro-slavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.

Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped from the Beginning
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1473549477
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stamped from the Beginning Book Excerpt:

Stamped from the Beginning is a redefining history of anti-Black racist ideas that dramatically changes our understanding of the causes and extent of racist thinking itself. ** Winner of the US National Book Award** Its deeply researched and fast-moving narrative chronicles the journey of racist ideas from fifteenth-century Europe to present-day America through the lives of five major intellectuals - Puritan minister Cotton Mather, President Thomas Jefferson, fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis - showing how these ideas were developed, disseminated and eventually enshrined in American society. Contrary to popular conception, it reveals that racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era, including anti-slavery and pro-civil rights advocates, who used their gifts and intelligence wittingly or otherwise to rationalize and justify existing racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. Seen in this piercing new light, racist ideas are shown to be the result, not the cause, of inequalities that stretch back over centuries, brought about ultimately through economic, political and cultural self-interest. Stamped from the Beginning offers compelling new answers to some of the most troubling questions of our time. In forcing us to reconsider our most basic assumptions about racism and also about ourselves, it leads us to a true understanding on which to build a real foundation for change. **INCLUDED IN BARACK OBAMA'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH READING LIST**

Stamped Racism Antiracism and You

Stamped  Racism  Antiracism  and You
Author: Jason Reynolds,Ibram X. Kendi
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0316453706
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stamped Racism Antiracism and You Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestselling, "must-read" (San Francisco Chronicle), "amazingly timely and stunningly accessible" (Jacqueline Woodson) exploration of race and racism from award-winning, beloved authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives. Download the free educator guide here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stamped-Educator-Guide.pdf Don't miss Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You, the #1 bestselling adaptation for younger readers

Ontological Branding

Ontological Branding
Author: Bonard Iván Molina García
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 1666902365
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ontological Branding Book Excerpt:

Applying Heideggerian tool ontology to antiblack racism in the United States, Ontological Branding argues that race is a tool to constrain nonwhite persons, especially Black persons, to ways of being in service to the white world. U.S. law’s colorblind “equality” safeguards white supremacy, and racial justice instead requires ontological equality.

Destined to Fail

 Destined to Fail
Author: Julia Eklund Koza
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 813
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN: 0472132601
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destined to Fail Book Excerpt:

How eugenics became a keystone of modern educational policy

Measuring the Effects of Racism

Measuring the Effects of Racism
Author: Robert T. Carter,Alex L. Pieterse
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 0231550138
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring the Effects of Racism Book Excerpt:

A large body of research has established a causal relationship between experiences of racial discrimination and adverse effects on mental and physical health. In Measuring the Effects of Racism, Robert T. Carter and Alex L. Pieterse offer a manual for mental health professionals on how to understand, assess, and treat the effects of racism as a psychological injury. Carter and Pieterse provide guidance on how to recognize the psychological effects of racism and racial discrimination. They propose an approach to understanding racism that connects particular experiences and incidents with a person’s individual psychological and emotional response. They detail how to evaluate the specific effects of race-based encounters that produce psychological distress and possibly impairment or trauma. Carter and Pieterse outline therapeutic interventions for use with individuals and groups who have experienced racial trauma, and they draw attention to the importance of racial awareness for practitioners. The book features a racial-trauma assessment toolkit, including a race-based traumatic-stress symptoms scale and interview schedule. Useful for both scholars and practitioners, including social workers, educators, and counselors, Measuring the Effects of Racism offers a new framework of race-based traumatic stress that helps legitimize psychological reactions to experiences of racism.

Stamped el racismo el antirracismo y t Stamped Racism Antiracism and You A Remix of the National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped  el racismo  el antirracismo y t     Stamped  Racism  Antiracism  and You  A Remix of the National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginning
Author: Jason Reynolds,Ibram X. Kendi
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 1644731088
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stamped el racismo el antirracismo y t Stamped Racism Antiracism and You A Remix of the National Book Award winning Stamped from the Beginning Book Excerpt:

TIMES 2020, los 100 mejores libros juveniles de todos los tiempos Bestseller del New York Times y del USAToday Una exploración oportuna y crucial del racismo y el antirracismo en Estados Unidos Este NO es un libro de historia. Este es un libro sobre el aquí y el ahora. Un libro que nos ayudará a comprender mejor por qué estamos donde estamos. Un libro sobre la raza. El concepto de raza siempre se ha utilizado para ganar y mantener el poder, para crear dinámicas que separan y silencian. Esta notable adaptación del libro Stamped from the Beginning, del Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, ganador del National Book Award, revela la historia de las ideas racistas en Estados Unidos y nos inspira a construir un futuro antirracista. A través de un recorrido histórico que va del pasado al presente, este libro nos muestra la raíz de nuestras ideas respecto a los grupos raciales y por qué persiste el veneno del racismo. Además, demuestra que, si bien las ideas racistas siempre han sido fáciles de fabricar y distribuir, también pueden desacreditarse. Con la prosa apasionante y enérgica que lo caracteriza, el multipremiado autor Jason Reynolds nos aclara en esta adaptación muchas de las distintas formas en que se presentan las ideas racistas y nos ofrece herramientas que nos permiten identificarlas y eliminarlas en nuestra vida diaria. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION #1 New York Times bestseller #1 IndieBound bestseller USAToday bestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller 2020 Kirkus Prize finalist A TIME Magazine Ten Best Children’s and YA Books of the Year? A Parents Magazine best book of the year A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly best book of the year An SLJ best book of the year A 2020 New York Public Library Best Teen Book A 2020 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Teen Book A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

And There Was Light

And There Was Light
Author: Jon Meacham
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 0553393979
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And There Was Light Book Excerpt:

Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. “In his captivating new book, Jon Meacham has given us the Lincoln for our time.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Hated and hailed, excoriated and revered, Abraham Lincoln was at the pinnacle of American power when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions bound up with money, race, identity, and faith. In him we can see the possibilities of the presidency as well as its limitations. At once familiar and elusive, Lincoln tends to be seen as the greatest of American presidents—a remote icon—or as a politician driven more by calculation than by conviction. This illuminating new portrait gives us a very human Lincoln—an imperfect man whose moral antislavery commitment, essential to the story of justice in America, began as he grew up in an antislavery Baptist community; who insisted that slavery was a moral evil; and who sought, as he put it, to do right as God gave him to see the right. This book tells the story of Lincoln from his birth on the Kentucky frontier in 1809 to his leadership during the Civil War to his tragic assassination in 1865: his rise, his self-education, his loves, his bouts of depression, his political failures, his deepening faith, and his persistent conviction that slavery must end. In a nation shaped by the courage of the enslaved of the era and by the brave witness of Black Americans, Lincoln’s story illustrates the ways and means of politics in a democracy, the roots and durability of racism, and the capacity of conscience to shape events.

The Racial Unfamiliar

The Racial Unfamiliar
Author: John Brooks
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-08-30
ISBN: 0231555806
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racial Unfamiliar Book Excerpt:

The works of African American authors and artists are too often interpreted through the lens of authenticity. They are scrutinized for “positive” or “negative” representations of Black people and Black culture or are assumed to communicate some truth about Black identity or the “Black experience.” However, many contemporary Black artists are creating works that cannot be slotted into such categories. Their art resists interpretation in terms of conventional racial discourse; instead, they embrace opacity, uncertainty, and illegibility. John Brooks examines a range of abstractionist, experimental, and genre-defying works by Black writers and artists that challenge how audiences perceive and imagine race. He argues that literature and visual art that exceed the confines of familiar conceptions of Black identity can upend received ideas about race and difference. Considering photography by Roy DeCarava, installation art by Kara Walker, novels by Percival Everett and Paul Beatty, drama by Suzan-Lori Parks, and poetry by Robin Coste Lewis, Brooks pinpoints a shared aesthetic sensibility. In their works, the devices that typically make race feel familiar are instead used to estrange cultural assumptions about race. Brooks contends that when artists confound expectations about racial representation, the resulting disorientation reveals the incoherence of racial ideologies. By showing how contemporary literature and art ask audiences to question what they think they know about race, The Racial Unfamiliar offers a new way to understand African American cultural production.

America s Unholy Ghosts

America   s Unholy Ghosts
Author: Joel Edward Goza
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-03-22
ISBN: 1532651457
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Unholy Ghosts Book Excerpt:

America's Unholy Ghosts examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape our nation, ideologies that are as American as apple pie but that too often justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities. MLK challenged us to investigate the "ideational roots of race hate" and Ghosts does just that by examining a philosophical "trinity"--Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith--whose works collectively helped to institutionalize, imagine, and ingrain racist ideologies into the hearts and minds of the American people. As time passed, America's racial imagination evolved to form people incapable of recognizing their addiction to racist ideas. Thus, Ghosts comes to a close with the brilliant faith and politics of Martin Luther King, Jr. who sought to write the conscience of the Prophetic Black Church onto American hearts, minds, and laws. If our nation's racist instincts still haunt our land, so too do our hopes and desires for a faith and politics marked by mercy, justice, and equity--and there is no better guide to that land than the Prophetic Black Church and the one who saw such a land from the mountaintop.

Godfoolery

Godfoolery
Author: John Fulling Crosby
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2022-11-14
ISBN: 1666744794
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godfoolery Book Excerpt:

Godfoolery: Beyond Belief and Unbelief is for religious skeptics who, like the author, have trouble accepting canned answers and confessions and creeds. As such, this volume of essays can be read independently of each other. Questions dealing with creation ex nihilo, biblical criticism, the higher and lower criticism, tests of truth, tribalism and its relation to white supremacy, as well as death and its impact on the meaning of life.

Teaching Difficult Histories in Difficult Times

Teaching Difficult Histories in Difficult Times
Author: Lauren McArthur Harris,Maia Sheppard,Sara A. Levy
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0807780774
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Difficult Histories in Difficult Times Book Excerpt:

Despite limitations and challenges, teaching about difficult histories is an essential aspect of social studies courses and units across grade levels. This practical resource highlights stories of K–12 practitioners who have critically examined and reflected on their experiences with planning and teaching histories identified as difficult. Featuring the voices of teacher educators, classroom teachers, and museum educators, these stories provide readers with rare examples of how to plan for, teach, and reflect on difficult histories. The book is divided into four main sections: Centering Difficult History Content, Centering Teacher and Student Identities, Centering Local and Contemporary Contexts, and Centering Teacher Decision-making. Key topics include teaching about genocide, slavery, immigration, war, racial violence, and terrorism. This dynamic book highlights the practitioner’s perspective to reveal how teachers can and do think critically about their motivations and the methods they use to engage students in rigorous, complex, and appropriate studies of the past. Book Features: Expanded notions of what difficult histories can be and how they can be approached pedagogically.Thoughtful pictures of practice of some of the most complex histories to teach. Stories of K–12 teachers and museum educators with the research of leading scholars in social studies education. Examples from a wide range of educational contexts in the United States and other countries. Resources useful to teachers and teacher educators. Contributors include LaGarrett J. King, Cinthia Salinas, Stephanie van Hover, Amanda Vickery, Sohyun An, H. James (Jim) Garrett, Christopher C. Martell, and Jennifer Hauver.

Stony the Road

Stony the Road
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 052555954X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stony the Road Book Excerpt:

“Stony the Road presents a bracing alternative to Trump-era white nationalism. . . . In our current politics we recognize African-American history—the spot under our country’s rug where the terrorism and injustices of white supremacy are habitually swept. Stony the Road lifts the rug." —Nell Irvin Painter, New York Times Book Review A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, by the bestselling author of The Black Church. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked "a new birth of freedom" in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the "nadir" of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved African-Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of Northern will, restored "home rule" to the South. The retreat from Reconstruction was followed by one of the most violent periods in our history, with thousands of black people murdered or lynched and many more afflicted by the degrading impositions of Jim Crow segregation. An essential tour through one of America's fundamental historical tragedies, Stony the Road is also a story of heroic resistance, as figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells fought to create a counter-narrative, and culture, inside the lion's mouth. As sobering as this tale is, it also has within it the inspiration that comes with encountering the hopes our ancestors advanced against the longest odds.

Christianity Corrupted

Christianity Corrupted
Author: Marshall, Jermaine J.
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN: 1608338967
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity Corrupted Book Excerpt:

Religion in the Age of Obama

Religion in the Age of Obama
Author: Juan M. Floyd-Thomas,Anthony B. Pinn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-08-23
ISBN: 1350041068
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in the Age of Obama Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to focus on the significance of religion during President Obama's years in the White House. Addressing issues ranging from identity politics, immigration, income inequality, Islamophobia and international affairs, Religion in the Age of Obama explores the religious and moral underpinnings of the Obama presidency and subsequent debates regarding his tenure in the White House. It provides an analysis of Obama's beliefs and their relationship to his vision of public life, as well as the way in which the general ethos of religion and non-religion has shifted over the past decade in the United States under his presidency. Topics include how Obama has employed religious rhetoric in response to both international and domestic events, his attempt to inhabit a kind of Blackness that comforts and reassures rather than challenges White America, the limits of Christian hospitality within U.S. immigration policy and the racialization of Islam in the U.S. national imagination. Religion in the Age of Obama shows that the years of the Obama presidency served as a watershed moment of significant reorganization of the role of religion in national public life. It is a timely contribution to debates on religion, race and public life in the United States.

A Treatise on the Stamp Laws in Great Britain and Ireland being an analytical digest of the Statutes and Cases with practical observations thereon

A Treatise on the Stamp Laws  in Great Britain and Ireland  being an analytical digest of the Statutes and Cases  with practical observations thereon
Author: Hugh TILSLEY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 922
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Treatise on the Stamp Laws in Great Britain and Ireland being an analytical digest of the Statutes and Cases with practical observations thereon Book Excerpt:

Stamped For Kids

Stamped  For Kids
Author: Jason Reynolds,Ibram X. Kendi
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 031616738X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stamped For Kids Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times bestseller! This chapter book edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America RACE. Uh-oh. The R-word. But actually talking about race is one of the most important things to learn how to do. Adapted from the groundbreaking bestseller Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, this book takes readers on a journey from present to past and back again. Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism. Along the way, they’ll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives. Ibram X. Kendi’s research, Jason Reynolds’s and Sonja Cherry-Paul’s writing, and Rachelle Baker’s art come together in this vital read, enhanced with a glossary, timeline, and more.

Cases Decided in the Court of Session Teind Court Court of Exchequer and House of Lords

Cases Decided in the Court of Session  Teind Court  Court of Exchequer and House of Lords
Author: Scotland. Court of Session
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1340
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases Decided in the Court of Session Teind Court Court of Exchequer and House of Lords Book Excerpt:

Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity

Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Author: Sherrow O. Pinder
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN: 143848481X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity Book Excerpt:

A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson’s ambiguous racial identity. In Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity, Sherrow O. Pinder explores the ways in which the late singer's racial identification process problematizes conceptualizations of race and the presentation of blackness that reduces blacks to a bodily mark. Pinder is particularly interested in how Michael Jackson simultaneously performs his racial identity and posits it against strict binary racial definitions, neither black nor white. While Jackson's self-fashioning deconstructs and challenges the corporeal notions of "natural bodies" and fixed identities, negative readings of the King of Pop fuel epithets such as "weird" or "freak," subjecting him to a form of antagonism that denies the black body its self-determination. Thus, for Jackson, racial identification becomes a deeply ambivalent process, which leads to the fragmentation of his identity into plural identities. Pinder shows how Jackson as a racialized subject is discursively confined to a "third space," a liminal space of ambivalence. Sherrow O. Pinder is Professor of Political Science and Multicultural and Gender Studies at California State University, Chico. She has published several books, including Black Political Thought: From David Walker to the Present.

Messianic Fulfillments

Messianic Fulfillments
Author: Hayes Peter Mauro
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-08
ISBN: 1496216288
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Messianic Fulfillments Book Excerpt:

In Messianic Fulfillments Hayes Peter Mauro examines the role of Christian evangelical movements in shaping American identity in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Focusing on Christianity’s fervent pursuit of Native American salvation, Mauro discusses Anglo American artists influenced by Christian millenarianism, natural history, and racial science in America. Artists on the colonial, antebellum, and post–Civil War frontier graphically projected their idealization of Christian-based identity onto the bodies of American Indians. Messianic Fulfillments explores how Puritans, Quakers, Mormons, and members of other Christian millenarian movements viewed Native peoples as childlike, primitive, and in desperate need of Christianization lest they fall into perpetual sin and oblivion and slip into eternal damnation. Christian missionaries were driven by the idea that catastrophic Native American spiritual failure would, in Christ’s eyes, reflect on the shortcomings of those Christians tasked with doing the work of Christian “charity” in the New World. With an interdisciplinary approach drawing from religious studies and the histories of popular science and art, Messianic Fulfillments explores ethnohistorical encounters in colonial and nineteenth-century America through the lens of artistic works by evangelically inspired Anglo American artists and photographers. Mauro takes a critical look at a variety of visual mediums to illustrate how evangelical imagery influenced definitions of “Americaness,” and how such images reinforced or challenged historically prevailing conceptions of what it means (and looks like) to be American.