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Charleston syllabus : readings on race, racism, and racial violence

Author: Chad Louis Williams; Kidada E Williams; Keisha N Blain
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of new essays and columns published in the wake of the 2015 Charleston, SC, massacre, along with excerpts from key scholarly books. It draws from a variety of disciplines--history, sociology, urban studies, law, critical race theory--and includes discussion questions and a selected and annotated bibliography for further reading"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Louis Williams; Kidada E Williams; Keisha N Blain
ISBN: 9780820349565 0820349569 9780820349572 0820349577
OCLC Number: 927378215
Description: ix, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Slavery, survival, and community building / Kidada E. Williams --
"An address to the slaves of the United States" / Henry Highland Garnet --
From life and adventures of Charles Ball / Charles Ball --
From incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet Jacobs --
"Roll Jordan roll" / adapted by Nicholas Britell --
"I've been in the storm so long" --
"Before Charleston's church shooting, a long history of attacks" / Douglas R. Egerton --
"The first attack on Charleston's AME Church" / Maurie McInnis --
From "sweet dreams of freedom': freedwomen's reconstruction of life and labor in lowcountry South Carolina" / Leslie Schwalm --
From soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market / Walter Johnson --
From saltwater slavery: a middle passage from Africa to American diaspora / Stephanie E. Smallwood --
From in the shadow of slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 / Leslie M. Harris --
Part II. Religious life, spirituality, and racial identity / Keisha N. Blain --
From religious experience and journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, giving an account of her call to preach the gospel / Jarena Lee --
"Amazing grace" / John Newton --
"Love and terror in the Black church" / Michael Eric Dyson --
"The long and proud history of Charleston's AME Church" / Manisha Sinha --
"The condition of Black life is one of mourning" / Claudia Rankine --
From African American religion: a very short introduction / Eddie S. Glaude --
From "bitter herbs and a lock of hair: recollections of Africa in slave narratives of the Garrisonian era" / Jermaine O. Archer --
From Islam in Black America: identity, liberation, and difference in African American Islamic thought / Edward E. Curtis IV --
From God's long summer: stories of faith and civil rights / Charles Marsh --
From songs of Zion: the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa / James Campbell --
Part III. The Civil War and Reconstruction in history and memory / Kidada E. Williams --
"Declaration of the immediate causes which induce and justify the secession of South Carolina from the federal union" --
From "The Constitution of the Confederate States" / with annotations by Stephanie McCurry --
"Corner stone speech" / Alexander H. Stephens --
"No more auction block for me" / Gustavus D. Pike --
"The Civil Rights Bill": extracts from a speech delivered in the House of Representatives / Robert Brown Elliot --
From "A second Haitian revolution: John Brown, Toussaint Louverture, and the making of the American Civil War" / Matthew Clavin --
From Confederate reckoning: power and politics in the Civil War South / Stephanie McCurry --
From Black over White: Negro political leadership in South Carolina during Reconstruction / Thomas C. Holt --
From to 'joy my freedom: southern Black womens' lives and labors after the Civil War / Tera W. Hunter --
From terror in the heart of freedom: citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the post-emancipation south / Hannah Rosen --
Part IV. Jim Crow, racial politics, and global White supremacy / Kidada E. Williams --
From a red record / Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
From Plessy v. Ferguson / Supreme Court of the United States (163 U.S. 537) --
"If we must die" / Claude McKay --
From "Declaration of the rights of the Negro peoples of the world: the principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association" / Marcus Garvey and the UNIA --
From "The souls of White folk" / W.E.B. Du Bois --
"Strange fruit" / Abel Meeropol and Billie Holliday --
"Call to the march" / Asa Philip Randolph --
"Rhodesian flag, Confederate flag: roof and the legacies of racial hate" / Benjamin Foldy --
From southern horrors: women and the politics of rape and lynching / Crystal N. Feimster --
From "We are not what we seem': rethinking Black working-class opposition in the Jim Crow south" / Robin D.G. Kelley --
From "to speak when and where I can': African American women's political activism in South Carolina in the 1940s and 1950s" / Cherisse Jones-Branch --
From the possessive investment in whiteness: how White people profit from identity politics / George Lipsitz --
"Blackness beyond boundaries': navigating the political economies of global inequality" / Manning Marable --
Part V. Civil rights and Black power / Chad Williams --
"Testimony before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey" / Fannie Lou Hamer --
"We shall overcome" --
"Mississippi Goddam" / Nina Simone --
"The Black agenda--Gary declaration: Black politics at the crossroads" / National Black Political Convention --
"Is it time to reevaluate the church's role in the civil rights movement?" / Robin Blake --
"More than a seat on the bus" / Danielle McGuire --
From "Joanne is you and Joanne is me': a consideration of African American women and the 'free Joan Little' movement, 1974-75" / Genna Rae McNeil --
From "could history repeat itself? The prospects for a second reconstruction in post-World War II South Carolina" / Robert Korstad --
From up south: civil rights and Black power in Philadelphia / Matthew Countryman --
From we will shoot back: armed resistance in the Mississippi freedom movement / Akinyele Umoja --
Part VI. Contemporary perspectives on race and racial violence / Chad Williams --
"Remarks by the president in eulogy for the honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina" / Barack Obama --
"The blacker the berry" / Kendrick Lamar --
From "Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department" / United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division --
"Speech on Walter Scott shooting" / Clementa Pinckney --
"Black bodies, White terrorism: a global reimagining of forgiveness" / Esther Armah --
"Ella taught me: shattering the myth of the leaderless movement" / Barbara Ransby --
"On the pole for freedom: Bree Newsome's politics, theory, and theology of resistance" / Brittney Cooper --
From hate thy neighbor: move-in violence and the persistence of racial segregation in housing / Jeannine Bell --
From Charleston in Black and White: race and power in the south after the civil rights movement / Steve Estes --
From not even past: Barack Obama and the burden of race / Thomas Sugrue --
From "African American women, mass incarceration, and the politics of protection" / Kali Nicole Gross.
Responsibility: edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain.

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