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American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

Amanda Brickell Bellows

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655543
eISBN:
9781469655567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The abolition of Russian serfdom in 1861 and American slavery in 1865 transformed both nations as Russian peasants and African Americans gained new rights as subjects and citizens. During the second ... More

Between Remembrance and RepairCommemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Claire Whitlinger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656335
eISBN:
9781469656359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656335.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Few places are more notorious for civil rights–era violence than Philadelphia, Mississippi, the site of the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” murders. Yet in a striking turn of events, Philadelphia has ... More

Black MarketThe Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Black Market: The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Aaron Carico

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655581
eISBN:
9781469655604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On the eve of the Civil War, the estimated value of the U.S. enslaved population exceeded $3 billion--triple that of investments nationwide in factories, railroads, and banks combined, and worth more ... More

Black Towns, Black FuturesThe Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Some know Oklahoma’s Black towns as historic communities that thrived during the Jim Crow era—this is only part of the story. In this book, Karla Slocum shows that the appeal of these towns is more ... More

The Color of the Third DegreeRacism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955

The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955

Silvan Niedermeier

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469652979
eISBN:
9781469652993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652979.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Available for the first time in English, The Color of the Third Degree uncovers the still-hidden history of police torture in the Jim Crow South. Based on a wide array of previously neglected ... More

Contagions of EmpireScientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948

Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948

Khary Oronde Polk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655505
eISBN:
9781469655529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655505.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From 1898 onward, the expansion of American militarism and empire abroad increasingly relied on black labor, even as policy remained inflected both by scientific racism and by fears of contagion. ... More

Free the LandThe Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On March 31, 1968, over 500 Black nationalists convened in Detroit to begin the process of securing independence from the United States. Many concluded that Black Americans' best remaining hope for ... More

Lucean Arthur HeadenThe Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Jill D. Snider

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in Carthage, North Carolina, Lucean Arthur Headen (1879-1957) grew up amid former slave artisans. Inspired by his grandfather, a wheelwright, and great-uncle, a toolmaker, he dreamed as a child ... More

Pauli MurrayA Personal and Political Life

Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654928
eISBN:
9781469654942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654928.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray (1910–1985) was a trailblazing social activist, writer, lawyer, civil rights organizer, and campaigner for gender rights. In the 1930s and 1940s, she was ... More

Uncontrollable BlacknessAfrican American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Douglas J. Flowe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655734
eISBN:
9781469655758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655734.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Early twentieth-century African American men in northern urban centers like New York faced economic isolation, segregation, a biased criminal justice system, and overt racial attacks by police and ... More

Veil and VowMarriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Veil and Vow, Aneeka Ayanna Henderson places familiar, often politicized questions about the crisis of African American marriage in conversation with a rich cultural archive that includes fiction ... More

White BalanceHow Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Justin Gomer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655802
eISBN:
9781469655826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655802.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The racial ideology of colorblindness has a long history. In 1963, Martin Luther King famously stated, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not ... More

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