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A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America

Author: Jacqueline Jones
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane working conditions. Antonio and Owens had nothing in common but the color of their skin and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jones, Jacqueline.
A dreadful deceit.
New York : Basic Books, ©2013
(DLC) 2013031130
(OCoLC)841892956
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Jones
ISBN: 9780465069804 0465069800
OCLC Number: 862938322
Awards: Commended for Pulitzer Prize (History) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Antonio: a killing in early colonial Maryland --
Boston king: self-interested patriotism in revolutionary-era South Carolina --
Elleanor Eldridge: "complexional hindrance" in antebellum Rhode Island --
Richard W. White: "racial" politics in post-Civil War Savannah --
William H. Holtzclaw: the "Black man's burden" in the heart of Mississippi --
Simon P. Owens: a Detroit wildcatter at the point of production.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Jones.

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From a preeminent social historian, the stories of six African-Americans whose struggles reveal the strange evolution of the concept of race in America from the seventeenth century to the twentieth.  Read more...

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2014 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Publishers Weekly, Best of 2013 "Jones forcefully demonstrates how racial ideologies are used to uphold existing power relations and perpetuate injustice, denying some Read more...

 
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