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Contested Democracy Freedom, Race, and Power in American History

Author: Manisha Sinha; Penny Von Eschen
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
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With essays on U.S. history ranging from the American Revolution to the dawn of the twenty-first century, Contested Democracy illuminates struggles waged over freedom and citizenship throughout the American past. Guided by a commitment to democratic citizenship and responsible scholarship, the contributors to this volume insist that rigorous engagement with history is essential to a vital democracy, particularly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manisha Sinha; Penny Von Eschen
ISBN: 9780231141109 0231141106 9780231511988 0231511981
OCLC Number: 956785234
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB322932149 (OCoLC)956785234
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Description: 1 online resource (349 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction, by Manisha Sinha and Penny Von Eschen 1. An Alternative Tradition of Radicalism: African American Abolitionists and the Metaphor of Revolution, by Manisha Sinha 2. Isaiah Rynders and the Ironies of Popular Democracy in Antebellum New York, by Tyler Anbinder 3. Leave of Court: African American Claims-Making in the Era of Dred Scott v. Sanford, by Martha S. Jones 4. City Women: Slavery and Resistance in Antebellum St. Louis, by Martha Saxton 5. Free Soil, Free Labor, and Free Markets: Antebellum Merchant Clerks, Industrial Statistics, and the Tautologies of Profit, by Michael Zakim 6. Make "Every Slave Free, and Every Freeman a Voter": The African American Construction of Suffrage Discourse in the Age of Emancipation, by Xi Wang 7. Making It Fit: The Federal Government, Liberal Individualism, and the American West", by Melinda Lawson 8. Reconstructing the Empire of Cotton: A Global Story, by Sven Beckert 9. Cuba Libre and American Imperial Nationalism: Conflicting Views of Racial Democracy in the Post-Reconstruction United States, by Alessandra Lorini 10. Transnational Solidarities: The Sacco and Vanzetti Case in Global Perspective, by Lisa McGirr 11. "An Ironic Testimony to the Value of American Democracy": Assimilationism and the World War II Internment of Japanese Americans, by Mae M. Ngai 12. Student Protest, "Law and Order," and the Origins of African American Studies in California, by Martha Biondi 13. Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Hard and Soft Power from the Outside In, by Penny Von Eschen 14. The Story of American Freedom-Before and After 9/11, by Eric Foner Afterword: "From the Archives and from the Heart", by David W. Blight Notes on Contributors Index

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With essays on US history ranging from American Revolution to the dawn of the twenty-first century, this volume illuminates struggles waged over freedom and citizenship throughout the American past.  Read more...

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An exceptional collection. -- Alexander Tsesis The Journal of American History A breathtaking range of intellectual inquiry. -- Jane Dailey Journal of Southern History

 
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