Reconstructing the Dreamland

Reconstructing the Dreamland


  • Author : Alfred L. Brophy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-10
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0195161033


Reconstructing the Dreamland Book Description :

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was America's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. In this text, Alfred Brophy draws on his own extensive research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle this devastating riot, showing how and why the rule of law quickly eroded....

Race and America s Immigrant Press

Race and America s Immigrant Press


  • Author : Robert M. Zecker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-06-30
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781441174154


Race and America s Immigrant Press Book Description :

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Race was all over the immigrant newspaper week after week. As early as the 1890s the papers of the largest Slovak fraternal societies covered lynchings in the South. While somewhat sympathetic, these articles nevertheless enabled immigrants to distance themselves from the "blackness" of victims, and became part of a strategy of asserting newcomers' tentative claims to "whiteness." Southern and eastern European immigrants began to think of themselves as white people. They asserted their place in the U.S. and demanded the right to be regarded as "Caucasians," with all the privileges that accompanied this designation. Circa 1900 eastern European...

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice


  • Author : Patricia Sullivan
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2009-07-29
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781595585110


Lift Every Voice Book Description :

A “civil rights Hall of Fame” (Kirkus) that was published to remarkable praise in conjunction with the NAACP’s Centennial Celebration, Lift Every Voice is a momentous history of the struggle for civil rights told through the stories of men and women who fought inescapable racial barriers in the North as well as the South—keeping the promise of democracy alive from the earliest days of the twentieth century to the triumphs of the 1950s and 1960s. Historian Patricia Sullivan unearths the little-known early decades of the NAACP’s activism, telling startling stories of personal bravery, legal brilliance, and political maneuvering by the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Walter White, Charles Houston, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marshall, a...

Black Slaves  Indian Masters

Black Slaves Indian Masters


  • Author : Barbara Krauthamer
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781469607115


Black Slaves Indian Masters Book Description :

From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes' removal from the Deep South to Indian Territory. The tribes formulated racial and gender ideologies that justified this practice and marginalized free black people in the Indian nations well after the Civil War and slavery had ended. Through the end of the nineteenth century, ongoing conflicts among Choctaw, Chickasaw, and U.S. lawmakers left untold numbers of former slaves and their descendants in the two Indian nations without citizenship in either the Indian nations or the United States. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara Krauthamer rewrites the...

The Color of Crime

The Color of Crime


  • Author : Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0814776175


The Color of Crime Book Description :

"Perhaps the most explosive and troublesome phenomenon at the nexus of race and crime is the racial hoax - a contemporary version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Examining both White-on-Black hoaxes such as Susan Smith's and Charles Stuart's claims that Black men were responsible for crimes they themselves committed, and Black-on-White hoaxes such as the Tawana Brawley episode, Russell illustrates the formidable and lasting damage that occurs when racial stereotypes are manipulated and exploited for personal advantage. She shows us how such hoaxes have disastrous consequences and argues for harsher punishments for offenders."--BOOK JACKET....

In Remembrance of Emmett Till

In Remembrance of Emmett Till


  • Author : Darryl Mace
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780813145372


In Remembrance of Emmett Till Book Description :

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were acquitted of murdering Till and dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River, and later that year, an all-white grand jury chose not to indict the men on kidnapping charges. A few months later, Bryant and Milam admitted to the crime in an interview with the national media. They were never convicted. Although Till's body was mutilated, his mother ordered that his casket remain open during the funeral service so that the country could observe the results of racially motivated violence in the Deep South. Media attention focused on the lynching fanne...

The Last Mile of the Way  Revised   Expanded
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The Last Mile of the Way Revised Expanded


  • Author : Margaret Blair Young
  • Publisher : Zarahemla Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780988323308


The Last Mile of the Way Revised Expanded Book Description :

Book three of the Standing on the Promises trilogy. After this groundbreaking, deeply moving trilogy about black LDS pioneers was first published, modern-day descendants came forward with further information, photographs, and more detailed history. In this new edition, the authors have corrected some errors and dramatized the experience of additional black pioneers....

Dreamland

Dreamland


  • Author : Sam Quinones
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620402511


Dreamland Book Description :

Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of...