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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 Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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 politics  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hahn, Steven, 1951-
Nation under our feet.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607076087
Online version:
Hahn, Steven, 1951-
Nation under our feet.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)608535626
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hahn
ISBN: 0674011694 9780674011694 067401765X 9780674017658
OCLC Number: 51898845
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 2004.
Description: viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Looking out from slavery --
pt 1. "The Jacobins of the country". --
Of chains and threads --
"The choked voice of a race at last unloosed --
Of rumors and revelations --
pt 2. To build a new Jerusalem. --
Reconstructing the body politic --
" A society turned bottomside up" --
Of paramilitary politics --
pt 3. The unvanquished. --
The education of Henry Adams --
Of ballots and biracialism --
The valley and the shadows --
Epilogue: "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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A Nation Under Our Feet is the best study of working class politics published in a generation. By unraveling the riddle of black politics in slavery and tracing the growth of black political activism Read more...

 
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