Nat Turner by Kenneth S. Greenberg

Nat Turner
  • Title : Nat Turner
  • Author : Kenneth S. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195177565
  • Pages : 289
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  • Language : English
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Nat Turner's name rings through American history with a force all its own. Leader of the most important slave rebellion on these shores, variously viewed as a murderer of unarmed women and children, an inspired religious leader, a fanatic—this puzzling figure represents all the terrible complexities of American slavery. And yet we do not know what he looked like, where he is buried, or even whether Nat Turner was his real name. In Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory, Kenneth S. Greenberg gathers twelve distinguished scholars to offer provocative new insight into the man, his rebellion, and his time, and his place in history. The historians here explore Turner's slave community, discussing the support for his uprising as well as the religious and literary context of his movement. They examine the place of women in his insurrection, and its far-reaching consequences (including an extraordinary 1832 Virginia debate about ridding the state of slavery). Here are discussions of Turner's religious visions—the instructions he received from God to kill all of his white oppressors. Louis Masur places him against the backdrop of the nation's sectional crisis, and Douglas Egerton puts his revolt in the context of rebellions across the Americas. We trace Turner's passage through American memory through fascinating interviews with William Styron on his landmark novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and with Dr. Alvin Poussaint, one of the "ten black writers" of the 1960s who bitterly attacked Styron's vision of Turner. Finally, we follow Nat Turner into the world of Hollywood. Nat Turner has always been controversial, an emblem of the searing wound of slavery in American life. This book offers a clear-eyed look at one of the best known and least understood figures in our history.


The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood by Patrick H. Breen

The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood
  • Title : The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood
  • Author : Patrick H. Breen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199828008
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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On the evening of Sunday, 21 August 1831, Nat Turner and six men launched the most famous slave revolt in American history. The rebels caught Southampton whites flatfooted and killed nearly five dozen whites, more than had been killed by any slave revolt in American history. By the afternoon of the first day, however, the small rebel army encountered hastily assembled white forces, which dispersed the rebels. Efforts to restart the revolt met with little success. By Tuesday, 23 August, the threat that the rebels had posed had dissipated. As whites gained regained control, some advocated for a brutal response, but the slaveholders ultimately were able to check the threat to slave property posed by enraged whites. As a result, far fewer slaves and free blacks in Southampton were killed as whites suppressed the revolt. An original interpretation of the revolt, 'This land shall be deluged' uses the dramatic events in Southampton to explore both the relationship of the black community to the rebels and whites.0Unlike earlier works, which have emphasized the importance of resistance or negotiating to slaves, this work explores the ambiguities faced by members of the black community as they tried to decide if they would join the rebels, support their masters, or try to avoid taking sides. This book also shows how the slaveholders were able to create a hegemonic account of the revolt that saved their slaves from white retribution, which was the most dangerous threat facing the slaveholders' human property. The majority of the book is a close narrative of the events, stressing the characters and motivations of the rebelling slaves and the dynamics of power within and between the white and black communities.


The Content of Our Caricature by Rebecca Wanzo

The Content of Our Caricature
  • Title : The Content of Our Caricature
  • Author : Rebecca Wanzo
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 147988958X
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Traces the history of racial caricature and the ways that Black cartoonists have turned this visual grammar on its head Revealing the long aesthetic tradition of African American cartoonists who have made use of racist caricature as a black diasporic art practice, Rebecca Wanzo demonstrates how these artists have resisted histories of visual imperialism and their legacies. Moving beyond binaries of positive and negative representation, many black cartoonists have used caricatures to criticize constructions of ideal citizenship in the United States, as well as the alienation of African Americans from such imaginaries. The Content of Our Caricature urges readers to recognize how the wide circulation of comic and cartoon art contributes to a common language of both national belonging and exclusion in the United States. Historically, white artists have rendered white caricatures as virtuous representations of American identity, while their caricatures of African Americans are excluded from these kinds of idealized discourses. Employing a rich illustration program of color and black-and-white reproductions, Wanzo explores the works of artists such as Sam Milai, Larry Fuller, Richard “Grass” Green, Brumsic Brandon Jr., Jennifer Cruté, Aaron McGruder, Kyle Baker, Ollie Harrington, and George Herriman, all of whom negotiate and navigate this troublesome history of caricature. The Content of Our Caricature arrives at a gateway to understanding how a visual grammar of citizenship, and hence American identity itself, has been constructed.


The Rebellious Slave by Scot French

The Rebellious Slave
  • Title : The Rebellious Slave
  • Author : Scot French
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780618104482
  • Pages : 379
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Reassesses the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner as it discusses such themes as slavery, race, and national belonging; examines the rebellion itself and analyzes Turner in terms of his meaning as both a martyr and murderer.


Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History by Caryn E. Neumann

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History
  • Title : Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History
  • Author : Caryn E. Neumann
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • ISBN Code : 0313355029
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.


A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood by James P. Byrd

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood
  • Title : A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood
  • Author : James P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190902795
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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"In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln said both North and South "read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other." Lincoln quoted several biblical texts in this address - which, according to Frederick Douglass, "sounded more like a sermon than a state paper." The Bible, as Lincoln's famous speech illustrated, saturated the Civil War. In this book, James Byrd offers the most thorough analysis yet of how Americans enlisted scripture to fight the Civil War. As Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and most respected book. It brought to mind sacred history and sacrifice. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgement. It was also a book of war. Americans cited the Bible in addressing many wartime issues, including slavery, secession, patriotism, federal versus state authority, white supremacy, and violence. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying and killing like never before in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars. Americans fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, with both sides calling the war just and sacred. This is a book about how Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's most bloody, and arguably most biblically-saturated war"--


Setting Slavery's Limits by Christopher H. Bouton

Setting Slavery's Limits
  • Title : Setting Slavery's Limits
  • Author : Christopher H. Bouton
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • ISBN Code : 1498579469
  • Pages : 206
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  • Language : English
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Using slave trials from antebellum Virginia, Christopher H. Bouton offers the first in-depth examination of physical confrontations between slaves and whites. These extraordinary acts of violence brought the ordinary concerns of enslaved Virginians into focus. Enslaved men violently asserted their masculinity, sought to protect themselves and their loved ones from punishment, and carved out their own place within southern honor culture. Enslaved women resisted sexual exploitation and their mistresses. By attacking southern efforts to control their sexuality and labor, bondswomen sought better lives for themselves and undermined white supremacy. Physical confrontations revealed the anxieties that lay at the heart of white antebellum Virginians and threatened the very foundations of the slave regime itself. While physical confrontations could not overthrow the institution of slavery, they helped the enslaved set limits on their owners’ exploitation. They also afforded the enslaved the space necessary to create lives as free from their owners’ influence as possible. When masters and mistresses continually intruded into the lives of their slaves, they risked provoking a violent backlash. Setting Slavery’s Limits explores how slaves of all ages and backgrounds resisted their oppressors and risked everything to fight back.


The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner
  • Title : The Confessions of Nat Turner
  • Author : William Styron
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1936317095
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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The “magnificent” Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling novel about the preacher who led America’s bloodiest slave revolt (The New York Times). The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styron’s complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the deaths of almost sixty men, women, and children. Published at the height of the civil rights movement, the novel draws upon the historical Nat Turner’s confession to his attorney, made as he awaited execution in a Virginia jail. This powerful narrative, steeped in the brutal and tragic history of American slavery, reveals a Turner who is neither a hero nor a demon, but rather a man driven to exact vengeance for the centuries of injustice inflicted upon his people. Nat Turner is a galvanizing portrayal of the crushing institution of slavery, and Styron’s deeply layered characterization is a stunning rendering of one man’s violent struggle against oppression. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.


In the Matter of Nat Turner by Christopher Tomlins

In the Matter of Nat Turner
  • Title : In the Matter of Nat Turner
  • Author : Christopher Tomlins
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691198667
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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A bold new interpretation of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion that stunned the American South In 1831 Virginia, Nat Turner led a band of Southampton County slaves in a rebellion that killed fifty-five whites, mostly women and children. After more than two months in hiding, Turner was captured, and quickly convicted and executed. In the Matter of Nat Turner penetrates the historical caricature of Turner as befuddled mystic and self-styled Baptist preacher to recover the haunting persona of this legendary American slave rebel, telling of his self-discovery and the dawning of his Christian faith, of an impossible task given to him by God, and of redemptive violence and profane retribution. Much about Turner remains unknown. His extraordinary account of his life and rebellion, given in chains as he awaited trial in jail, was written down by an opportunistic white attorney and sold as a pamphlet to cash in on Turner’s notoriety. But the enigmatic rebel leader had an immediate and broad impact on the American South, and his rebellion remains one of the most momentous episodes in American history. Christopher Tomlins provides a luminous account of Turner's intellectual development, religious cosmology, and motivations, and offers an original and incisive analysis of the Turner Rebellion itself and its impact on Virginia politics. Tomlins also undertakes a deeply critical examination of William Styron’s 1967 novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, which restored Turner to the American consciousness in the era of civil rights, black power, and urban riots. A speculative history that recovers Turner from the few shards of evidence we have about his life, In the Matter of Nat Turner is also a unique speculation about the meaning and uses of history itself.


The Confessions of Nat Turner by Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
  • Title : The Confessions of Nat Turner
  • Author : Nat Turner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780312112073
  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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Careful study of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 reveals much about master, slaves, and the relationship between them in the antebellum South. The central document in this volume — Nat Turner's confession follwing the rebellion in Virginia — is supported by newspaper articles, trial transcripts, and excerpts from the diary of Virginia governor John Floyd.


Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County by David F. Allmendinger

Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County
  • Title : Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County
  • Author : David F. Allmendinger
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421414791
  • Pages : 401
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  • Language : English
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In August 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner led a bloody uprising that took the lives of some fifty-five white people—men, women, and children—shocking the South. Nearly as many black people, all told, perished in the rebellion and its aftermath. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County presents important new evidence about the violence and the community in which it took place, shedding light on the insurgents and victims and reinterpreting the most important account of that event, The Confessions of Nat Turner. Drawing upon largely untapped sources, David F. Allmendinger Jr. reconstructs the lives of key individuals who were drawn into the uprising and shows how the history of certain white families and their slaves—reaching back into the eighteenth century—shaped the course of the rebellion. Never before has anyone so patiently examined the extensive private and public sources relating to Southampton as does Allmendinger in this remarkable work. He argues that the plan of rebellion originated in the mind of a single individual, Nat Turner, who concluded between 1822 and 1826 that his own masters intended to continue holding slaves into the next generation. Turner specifically chose to attack households to which he and his followers had connections. The book also offers a close analysis of his Confessions and the influence of Thomas R. Gray, who wrote down the original text in November 1831. Allmendinger draws new conclusions about Turner and Gray, their different motives, the authenticity of the confession, and the introduction of terror as a tactic, both in the rebellion and in its most revealing document. Students of slavery, the Old South, and African American history will find in Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County an outstanding example of painstaking research and imaginative family and community history. "The exhaustive research Allmendinger presents greatly enriches our historical understanding of the Southampton Rebellion through the eyes of its key victims. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County reveals important dimensions of the rebellion's local history and contextualizes the event, as Nat Turner did, within the context of slavery in Southampton County."—Reviews in History "Allmendinger’s great achievement is that he made full use of ‘new’ primary sources related to the uprising of 1831—new sources hitherto hidden in plain sight. Most importantly, he understood the significance of this material and knew exactly how to mine it for valuable new insights into virtually every aspect of Nat Turner’s rebellion."—Reviews in American History "No one has done more to corroborate and sync the details, nor to illuminate Turner’s inspirations and goals. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County is a model of historical methodology, and goes further than any other previous work in helping readers understand Turner’s motives and meaning."—African American Intellectual History Society "We are all in David Allmendinger's debt for the labor of research that has given The Rising in Southampton County its absent material context."—Law and History Review "Though the subject of countless histories, novels, videos, and websites, Nat Turner, the leader of the largest slave insurrection in U.S. history, remains an enigma; yet, in this new and challenging study, the life and times of the legendary revolutionary come into much better focus. A must-read for historians of slave resistance and all others interested in the history of antebellum Virginia and in particular Southampton County."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Allmendinger approaches a well-trodden historical event from a distinctive perspective. [He] provides the most complete historical context surrounding the rebellion. Ultimately, Allmendinger succeeds in providing a more complete understanding of the community of Southampton, Virginia, and offers a better explanation for the motivations that led Turner and his followers down such a bloody path in 1831."—Choice David F. Allmendinger Jr. is professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Paupers and Scholars: The Transformation of Student Life in Nineteenth-Century New England and Ruffin: Family and Reform in the Old South.


The Slave's Rebellion by Adélékè Adéèkó

The Slave's Rebellion
  • Title : The Slave's Rebellion
  • Author : Adélékè Adéèkó
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253111425
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Episodes of slave rebellions such as Nat Turner's are central to speculations on the trajectory of black history and the goal of black spiritual struggles. Using fiction, history, and oral poetry drawn from the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa, this book analyzes how writers reinterpret episodes of historical slave rebellion to conceptualize their understanding of an ideal "master-less" future. The texts range from Frederick Douglass's The Heroic Slave and Alejo Carpentier's The Kingdom of this World to Yoruba praise poetry and novels by Nigerian writers Adebayo Faleti and Akinwumi Isola. Each text reflects different "national" attitudes toward the historicity of slave rebellions that shape the ways the texts are read. This is an absorbing book about the grip of slavery and rebellion on modern black thought.


Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson

Black Queer Studies
  • Title : Black Queer Studies
  • Author : E. Patrick Johnson
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 377
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  • Language : English
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DIVA groundbreaking collection of sixteen essays that examines the productive intersection of the fields of black and queer studies./div


Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-century U.S. History by Kathleen W. Craver

Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-century U.S. History
  • Title : Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-century U.S. History
  • Author : Kathleen W. Craver
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 407
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  • Language : English
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.


American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen

American Uprising
  • Title : American Uprising
  • Author : Daniel Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062084356
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically diverse, politically astute, and highly organized, this self-made army challenged not only the economic system of plantation agriculture but also American expansion. Their march represented the largest act of armed resistance against slavery in the history of the United States. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot, the rebel army's dramatic march on the city, and its shocking conclusion. No North American slave uprising—not Gabriel Prosser's, not Denmark Vesey's, not Nat Turner's—has rivaled the scale of this rebellion either in terms of the number of the slaves involved or the number who were killed. More than one hundred slaves were slaughtered by federal troops and French planters, who then sought to write the event out of history and prevent the spread of the slaves' revolutionary philosophy. With the Haitian revolution a recent memory and the War of 1812 looming on the horizon, the revolt had epic consequences for America. Through groundbreaking original research, Daniel Rasmussen offers a window into the young, expansionist country, illuminating the early history of New Orleans and providing new insight into the path to the Civil War and the slave revolutionaries who fought and died for justice and the hope of freedom.


Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia by Randolph Ferguson Scully

Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia
  • Title : Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia
  • Author : Randolph Ferguson Scully
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 303
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  • Language : English
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This title provides a different interpretation of the rise of evangelical Christianity in the early American South by reconstructing the complex, biracial history of the Baptist movement in southeastern Virginia.


Milestone Documents in African American History by Paul Finkelman

Milestone Documents in African American History
  • Title : Milestone Documents in African American History
  • Author : Paul Finkelman
  • Publisher : Schlager Group Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 1841
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  • Language : English
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This set covers 125 iconic primary documents from the 1600s to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context. Among the sources included in the set are important legislative documents such as the Reconstruction era amendments; critical Supreme Court decisions; and iconic speeches and writings by leaders such as Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama.


America, History and Life by N.A

America, History and Life
  • Title : America, History and Life
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


History by Charles Reagan Wilson

History
  • Title : History
  • Author : Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780807856918
  • Pages : 385
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  • Language : English
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New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 3: History.


Negotiating a Slave Regime by Michele Bernita Reid

Negotiating a Slave Regime
  • Title : Negotiating a Slave Regime
  • Author : Michele Bernita Reid
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 460
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  • Language : English
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A Will to Choose by J. Gordon Melton

A Will to Choose
  • Title : A Will to Choose
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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A Will to Choose surveys the first century of African American Methodism from its emergence in the 1860s through the changes wrought by the Civil War. From the beginning of Methodism in the United States, African Americans appropriated Methodism, helped transform it from a revitalization movement into an evangelical church, and integrated it into their struggle for liberation and wholeness.


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World by Peter N. Stearns

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
  • Title : The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
  • Author : Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 586
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  • Language : English
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Symposium by N.A

Symposium
  • Title : Symposium
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 406
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  • Language : English
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American Disasters by Ballard C. Campbell

American Disasters
  • Title : American Disasters
  • Author : Ballard C. Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 461
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  • Language : English
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Chronologically lists over two hundred disasters, both manmade and natural, that occurred in America, from Columbus's voyage in 1492 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Terrorism by K. Lee Lerner,Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

Terrorism
  • Title : Terrorism
  • Author : K. Lee Lerner,Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 493
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  • Language : English
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Presents approximately 150 primary source documents, such as speeches, legislation, memoirs, newspaper articles, and interviews, related to terrorism between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries.


Transatlantic Memories of Slavery by N.A

Transatlantic Memories of Slavery
  • Title : Transatlantic Memories of Slavery
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • ISBN Code : 1604979038
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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While the memorialization of slavery has generated an impressive number of publications, relatively few studies deal with this subject from a transnational, transdisciplinary and transracial standpoint. As a historical phenomenon that crossed borders and traversed national communities and ethnic groups producing alliances that did not overlap with received identities, slavery as well as its memory call for comparative investigations that may bring to light aspects obscured by the predominant visibility of US-American and British narratives of the past. This study addresses the memory of slavery from a transnational perspective. It brings into dialogue texts and practices from the transatlantic world, offering comparative analyses which interlace the variety of memories emerging in diverse national contexts and fields of study and shed light on the ways local countermemories have interacted with and responded to hegemonic narratives of slavery. The inclusion of Brazil and the French, English, and Spanish Caribbean alongside the United States and Europe, and the variety of investigative approaches-ranging from cinema, popular culture and visual culture studies to anthropology and literary studies-expand the current understanding of the slave past and how it is reimagined today. This fascinating book brings freshness to the topic by considering objects of investigation which have so far remained marginal in the academic debate, such as heroic memorials, civic landscape, white family sagas, Young Adult literature of slavery, Latin American telenovelas and filmic narrations within and beyond Hollywood. What emerges is a multifarious set of memories, which keep changing according to generation, race, gender, nation and political urgency and indicate the advancing of a dynamic, mobilized memorialization of slavery willing to move beyond mourning towards a more militant stand for justice. This is an important book for those interested in African American, American, and Latin American studies and working across literature, cinema, visual arts, and public culture. It will also be useful to public official and civil servants interested in the question of slavery and its present memory.


Program by Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Program
  • Title : Program
  • Author : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Witnessing the Past by Scott Laderman

Witnessing the Past
  • Title : Witnessing the Past
  • Author : Scott Laderman
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  • Pages : 804
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The Origins of Proslavery Christianity by Charles Frederick Irons

The Origins of Proslavery Christianity
  • Title : The Origins of Proslavery Christianity
  • Author : Charles Frederick Irons
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780807858776
  • Pages : 366
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  • Language : English
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Origins of Proslavery Christianity: White and Black Evangelicals in Colonial and Antebellum Virginia


MultiCultural Review by N.A

MultiCultural Review
  • Title : MultiCultural Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Politics in the Pews by Eric L McDaniel

Politics in the Pews
  • Title : Politics in the Pews
  • Author : Eric L McDaniel
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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Examines the factors underlying the political mobilization of Black churches


The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates

The Fires of Jubilee
  • Title : The Fires of Jubilee
  • Author : Stephen B. Oates
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9780061970009
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the Civil War. The true story behind the major motion picture The Birth of a Nation, this acclaimed and definitive history is now reissued with the complete text of Turner’s riveting firsthand account, “The Confessions of Nat Turner.” In The Fires of Jubilee, Stephen B. Oates, the award-winning biographer of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., presents a gripping and insightful narrative of the rebellion—the complex, gifted, and driven man who led it, the social conditions that produced it, and the legacy it left. Here is the dramatic re-creation of the turbulent period that marked a crucial turning point in America’s history.


African-American Political Psychology by Tasha S. Philpot,I. White,Ismail K. White

African-American Political Psychology
  • Title : African-American Political Psychology
  • Author : Tasha S. Philpot,I. White,Ismail K. White
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
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  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Decades of research in both political science and psychology have demonstrated that external, environmental factors influence individuals’ mental processes, especially as they relate to politics. Inasmuch as such factors vary systematically across racial and ethnic groups, the political psychology of these groups warrants study, hence, the objective of this volume. We have assembled a number of papers from both psychologists and political scientists in an effort to combine both disciplines’ understanding of the psychological underpinnings of Blacks’ orientation to the political world. Our goal is to take lessons learned from previous research and incorporate them into new theories and utilize new data sources in an effort to create a unified study of Black political psychology.


Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Presbyterians to Yorktown, index by Paul Finkelman

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Presbyterians to Yorktown, index
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Presbyterians to Yorktown, index
  • Author : Paul Finkelman
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • ISBN Code : 9780684314402
  • Pages : 501
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents a three-volume encyclopedia of the history of the new American nation, and contains over six hundred alphabetically-arranged articles covering major events and issues from 1754 to 1829.


The World That Fear Made by Jason T. Sharples

The World That Fear Made
  • Title : The World That Fear Made
  • Author : Jason T. Sharples
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812297105
  • Pages : 365
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  • Language : English
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A thought-provoking history of slaveholders' fear of the people they enslaved and its consequences From the Stono Rebellion in 1739 to the Haitian Revolution of 1791 to Nat Turner's Rebellion in 1831, slave insurrections have been understood as emblematic rejections of enslavement, the most powerful and, perhaps, the only way for slaves to successfully challenge the brutal system they endured. In The World That Fear Made, Jason T. Sharples orients the mirror to those in power who were preoccupied with their exposure to insurrection. Because enslavers in British North America and the Caribbean methodically terrorized slaves and anticipated just vengeance, colonial officials consolidated their regime around the dread of rebellion. As Sharples shows through a comprehensive data set, colonial officials launched investigations into dubious rumors of planned revolts twice as often as actual slave uprisings occurred. In most of these cases, magistrates believed they had discovered plans for insurrection, coordinated by a network of enslaved men, just in time to avert the uprising. Their crackdowns, known as conspiracy scares, could last for weeks and involve hundreds of suspects. They sometimes brought the execution or banishment of dozens of slaves at a time, and loss and heartbreak many times over. Mining archival records, Sharples shows how colonists from New York to Barbados tortured slaves to solicit confessions of baroque plots that were strikingly consistent across places and periods. Informants claimed that conspirators took direction from foreign agents; timed alleged rebellions for a holiday such as Easter; planned to set fires that would make it easier to ambush white people in the confusion; and coordinated the uprising with European or Native American invasion forces. Yet, as Sharples demonstrates, these scripted accounts rarely resembled what enslaved rebels actually did when they took up arms. Ultimately, he argues, conspiracy scares locked colonists and slaves into a cycle of terror that bound American society together through shared racial fear.


Program of the ... Annual Meeting by American Historical Association. Meeting

Program of the ... Annual Meeting
  • Title : Program of the ... Annual Meeting
  • Author : American Historical Association. Meeting
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  • Language : English
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Honor and Slavery by Kenneth S. Greenberg

Honor and Slavery
  • Title : Honor and Slavery
  • Author : Kenneth S. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691214093
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The "honorable men" who ruled the Old South had a language all their own, one comprised of many apparently outlandish features yet revealing much about the lives of masters and the nature of slavery. When we examine Jefferson Davis's explanation as to why he was wearing women's clothing when caught by Union soldiers, or when we consider the story of Virginian statesman John Randolph, who stood on his doorstep declaring to an unwanted dinner guest that he was "not at home," we see that conveying empirical truths was not the goal of their speech. Kenneth Greenberg so skillfully demonstrates, the language of honor embraced a complex system of phrases, gestures, and behaviors that centered on deep-rooted values: asserting authority and maintaining respect. How these values were encoded in such acts as nose-pulling, outright lying, dueling, and gift-giving is a matter that Greenberg takes up in a fascinating and original way. The author looks at a range of situations when the words and gestures of honor came into play, and he re-creates the contexts and associations that once made them comprehensible. We understand, for example, the insult a navy lieutenant leveled at President Andrew Jackson when he pulls his nose, once we understand how a gentleman valued his face, especially his nose, as the symbol of his public image. Greenberg probes the lieutenant's motivations by explaining what it meant to perceive oneself as dishonored and how such a perception seemed comparable to being treated as a slave. When John Randolph lavished gifts on his friends and enemies as he calmly faced the prospect of death in a duel with Secretary of State Henry Clay, his generosity had a paternalistic meaning echoed by the master-slave relationship and reflected in the pro-slavery argument. These acts, together with the way a gentleman chose to lend money, drink with strangers, go hunting, and die, all formed a language of control, a vision of what it meant to live as a courageous free man. In reconstructing the language of honor in the Old South, Greenberg reconstructs the world.


The Horrible Gift of Freedom by Marcus Wood

The Horrible Gift of Freedom
  • Title : The Horrible Gift of Freedom
  • Author : Marcus Wood
  • Publisher : Race in the Atlantic World, 17
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 442
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  • Language : English
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In his tour de force Blind Memory, Marcus Wood read the visual archive of slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain with a closeness and rigor that until then had been applied only to the written texts of that epoch. Blind Memory changed the way we look at everything from a Turner seascape to a crude woodcut in a runaway slave advertisement. The Horrible Gift of Freedom brings the same degree of rigor to an analysis of the visual culture of Atlantic emancipation. Wood takes a troubled and troubling look at the iconography inspired by the abolition of slavery across the Atlantic diaspora. Why, he asks, did imagery showing the very instant of the birth of black slave freedom invariably personify Liberty as a white woman? Where did the image of the enchained kneeling slave, ubiquitous in abolitionist visual culture on both sides of the Atlantic, come from? And, most important, why was freedom invariably depicted as a gift from white people to black people? In order to assess what the inheritance of emancipation imagery means now and to speculate about where it may travel in the future, Wood spends the latter parts of this book looking at the 2007 bicentenary of the 1807 Slave Trade Abolition Act. In this context a provocative range of material is analyzed including commemorative postage stamps, museum exhibits, street performances, religious ceremonies, political protests, and popular film. By taking a new look at the role of the visual arts in promoting the ?great emancipation swindle,” Wood brings into the open the manner in which the slave power and its inheritors have single-mindedly focused on celebratory cultural myths that function to diminish both white culpability and black outrage. This book demands that the living lies developed around the memory of the emancipation moment in Europe and America need to be not only reassessed but demolished.


Changing History by Cynthia A. Kierner,Jennifer Renee Loux,Megan Taylor Shockley

Changing History
  • Title : Changing History
  • Author : Cynthia A. Kierner,Jennifer Renee Loux,Megan Taylor Shockley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 458
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  • Language : English
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"For four centuries, Virginia women have made history that is both important and inspiring. As entrepreneurs and laborers, wives and mothers, educators and reformers, women--both famous and lesser-known--have influenced the course of history in the Old Dominion. Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries begins with the region's Native American peoples before Jamestown and ends with a twenty-first century profoundly changed by second-wave feminism. Generously illustrated, Changing History is based on recent scholarly work as well as research in original records. The engaging narrative reveals a history of Virginia women whose rights and choices have increased over time: enslaved women became free; wives became property-owners; women of all races attained greater access to education, suffrage, and other basic civil rights. Progress has not always been steady and improvements have varied by class, race, and region. Virginia's women have created an evocative legacy. Changing History tells their stories."--book jacket.


The African Diaspora by Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani

The African Diaspora
  • Title : The African Diaspora
  • Author : Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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