African Americans In Law And Politics

Author: Mary Main
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422292843
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On November 4, 2008, Americans went to the polls and elected the first black president in the history of the United States. Barack Obama was clearly a gifted politician with impressive achievements and a compelling life story. Still, his historic election wouldn't have been possible if earlier generations of African Americans hadn't paved the way. This book tells the stories of pioneering African-American lawyers and politicians. It details their efforts to guarantee black people the same rights enjoyed by other Americans, including the right to vote. In courtrooms, statehouses, and the halls of Congress, the people profiled in this book have helped make the United States what the framers of the Constitution hoped: "a more perfect Union."

They Left Great Marks On Me

Author: Kidada E. Williams
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814795374
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Well after slavery was abolished, its legacy of violence left deep wounds on African Americans’ bodies, minds, and lives. For many victims and witnesses of the assaults, rapes, murders, nightrides, lynchings, and other bloody acts that followed, the suffering this violence engendered was at once too painful to put into words yet too horrible to suppress. In this evocative and deeply moving history Kidada Williams examines African Americans’ testimonies about racial violence. By using both oral and print culture to testify about violence, victims and witnesses hoped they would be able to graphically disseminate enough knowledge about its occurrence and inspire Americans to take action to end it. In the process of testifying, these people created a vernacular history of the violence they endured and witnessed, as well as the identities that grew from the experience of violence. This history fostered an oppositional consciousness to racial violence that inspired African Americans to form and support campaigns to end violence. The resulting crusades against racial violence became one of the political training grounds for the civil rights movement.

Festivals Of Freedom

Author: Mitch Kachun
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495289
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A highly praised study of how the public commemoration of emancipation from slavery helped shape African American political culture.

Major Black Contributions From Emancipation To Civil Rights 12 Titles

Author: Carol Ellis
Publisher: Mason Crest
ISBN: 9781422223703
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This series will focus on the accomplishments of African Americans in various fields, from 1865 to the present day. The books will discuss how one person's accomplishments in a particular field made subsequent achievements possible; describe important groups or organizations that contributed to furthering African-American emancipation; and explain trends in American society (political developments, changing attitudes, etc.) that put the story into context.

Blacks In East Texas History

Author: Bruce A. Glasrud
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440417
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Founded in 1962, the East Texas Historical Journal began accepting articles on African American history at a time when most scholarly journals considered the topic out of the mainstream, at best. Since that beginning, the journal has published some forty articles in the field. Now, Bruce A. Glasrud and Archie P. McDonald have gathered a collection of some of the best articles on black history from the East Texas Historical Journal; their samplings span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and cover the principal themes and topics of African American history in the eastern portion of the Lone Star State. The book concludes with a listing of all articles on African American history from the East Texas Historical Journal. Blacks in East Texas History will enlighten and inform students and scholars of regional and African American history, as well as those interested in the trials and progress of African Americans in the American South and Southwest.

A Rage For Order

Author: Joel Williamson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198021087
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The Crucible of Race, a major reinterpretation of black-white relations in the South, was widely acclaimed on publication and compared favorably to two of the seminal books on Southern history: Wilbur J. Cash's The Mind of Jim Crow. Representing 20 years of research and writing on the history of the South, The Crucible of Race explores the large topic of Southern race relations for a span of a century and a half. Oxford is pleased to make available an abridgement of this parent volume: A Rage for Order preserves all the theme lines that were advanced in the original volume and many of the individual stories. As in Crucible of Race, Williamson here confronts the awful irony that the war to free blacks from slavery also freed racism. He examines the shift in the power base of Southern white leadership after 1850 and recounts the terrible violence done to blacks in the name of self-protection. This condensation of one of the most important interpretations of Southern history is offered as a means by which a large audience can grasp the essentials of black-white relations--a problem that persists to this day and one with which we all must contend--North and South, black and white.

A History Of The Civil Rights Movement

Author: M. LaVora Perry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422292886
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"The arc of the moral universe is long," Martin Luther King Jr. once observed, "but it bends toward justice." In this book, you'll read about many courageous people—including Dr. King himself—who worked for justice during the long struggle for African-American civil rights.

The New Man

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Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261327
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Recounts the life of a man who escaped slavery

Slavery By Another Name

Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1848314132
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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.