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The African American Roots of ModernismFrom Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

James Smethurst

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834633
eISBN:
9781469603100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878088_smethurst
Subject:
History, African-American History

The period between 1880 and 1918, at the end of which Jim Crow was firmly established and the Great Migration of African Americans was well under way, was not the nadir for black culture, the author ... More

All Bound Up TogetherThe Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Martha S. Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones
Subject:
History, African-American History

The place of women's rights in African American public culture has been an enduring question, one that has long engaged activists, commentators, and scholars. This book explores the roles black women ... More

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

American Slavery As It IsTestimony of a Thousand Witnesses

American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869574
eISBN:
9781469602875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869581_weld
Subject:
History, African-American History

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed ... More

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649917
eISBN:
9781469649931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649917.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

An Anthropology of Marxism offers Cedric Robinson’s analysis of the history of communalism that has been claimed by Marx and Marxists. Suggesting that the socialist ideal was embedded both in Western ... More

Battling the Plantation MentalityMemphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Laurie B. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green
Subject:
History, African-American History

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. This book argues that no single ... More

Before Jim CrowThe Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia

Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia

Jane Dailey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825877
eISBN:
9781469604824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899182_dailey
Subject:
History, African-American History

Long before the Montgomery bus boycott ushered in the modern civil rights movement, black and white southerners struggled to forge interracial democracy in America. This book examines the most ... More

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Elizabeth Keckley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869635
eISBN:
9781469602905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869642_keckley
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she ... More

Behind the White Picket FencePower and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Behind the White Picket Fence: Power and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618630
eISBN:
9781469618654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618630.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Creekridge Park is a multi-ethnic, mixed-income urban neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina. In order to better understand what living in a multi-ethnic neighborhood means to residents and what kind ... 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

Beyond BlackfaceAfrican Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collection brings together original work from sixteen scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, ... More

Beyond IntegrationThe Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

J. Michael Butler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627472
eISBN:
9781469627496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627472.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1960s civil rights movement has been properly memorialized as an era of tremendous social progress in America. Yet the integration of public accommodations and passage of federal laws started a ... More

Black Culture and the New DealThe Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration—unwilling to antagonize a powerful southern congressional bloc—refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social ... More

Black Faces, White SpacesReimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Carolyn Finney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? This study looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice ... More

Black Firefighters and the FDNYThe Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

David Goldberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as ... More

Black Food GeographiesRace, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651507
eISBN:
9781469651521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution ... More

Black for a DayWhite Fantasies of Race and Empathy

Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy

Alisha Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632834
eISBN:
9781469632858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632834.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” black as well, traveling the American ... More

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

Kimberly M. Welch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636436
eISBN:
9781469636450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636436.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, ... 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

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