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A nation under our feet : black political struggles in the rural South from slavery to the great migration

Author: Steven Hahn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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"This is the epic story of how African Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people - an embryonic black nation. As Steven Hahn demonstrates, rural African Americans were central political actors in the great events of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building. At the same time, Hahn asks us to think in more expansive ways about the nature and boundaries of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hahn
ISBN: 0674011694 9780674011694 067401765X 9780674017658
OCLC Number: 58053232
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 2004.
Description: viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Looking out from slavery --
"The Jacobins of the country" --
Of chains and threads --
"The choked voice of a race at last unloosed" --
Of rumors and revelations --
To build a new Jerusalem --
Reconstructing the body politic --
"A society turned bottomside up" --
Of paramilitary politics --
The unvanquished --
The education of Henry Adams --
Of ballots and biracialism --
The valley and the shadows --
"Up, you mighty race."
Responsibility: Steven Hahn.

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This Pulitzer Prize-winning book is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people - an embryonic black nation.  Read more...

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Original and deeply informed, the book does an excellent job of rendering those devoted 'to the making of a new political nation while they made themselves into a new people.' Publishers Weekly Read more...

 
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