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Who Will Own the Soil of the South in the Future

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial “Who Will Own the Soil of the South in the Future,” published in both the Christian Recorder and the Globe. Here, Fortune set forth a position on landownership ... More


Funding Reform

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The most important yet challenging reform of the post-World War I-era was perceived by the South Carolina white reformers to be tax reform. As all other reforms that concerned the expansion of state ... More


The Negro Farmers' Conference: Helping Those Near and Far

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034737
eISBN:
9780813038193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter throws lights on the different public and private behavior of Washington, reasons behind it, and the Negro Farmer's conference. The chapter agrees with the assessments of others who have ... More


“It Looks Much Like Abandoned Land”: Property and the Politics of Loyalty in Reconstruction Mississippi

Erik Mathisen

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In post-Civil War Mississippi, loyalty—the measuring of an individual's faithful allegiance to government—became something of a political currency, used by whites to secure the property of those who ... More


The Facts and the Philosophy: Frederick Douglass as Political Thinker

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the life and political thought of Frederick Douglass, arguing that Douglass believed his goals could only be accomplished if the classical liberal ... More


“Every Man Is Himself and Belongs to Himself ”: Slavery and Self-Ownership as the Foundations of Douglass’s Liberalism

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how Douglass drew on the experience of slavery to defend the classical liberal idea of self-ownership. His abhorrence of slavery provides the foundation for the two principles ... More


From Slavery to Liberty and Equality: Douglass’s Liberal Democratic Politics

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter draws out the political consequences of Douglass's belief in self-ownership by describing his commitments to individual rights, toleration, and limited, representative government and by ... More


Exodus and Jubilee

Matthew Harper

in The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black southerners expected land ownership to accompany emancipation. This chapter argues that two biblical stories, Exodus and Jubilee, shaped their expectations for land in different ways. Exodus ... More


Places of Their Own: An African American Suburban Dream

in Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Rapid white suburbanization after World War II led to the extension of land-use controls to formerly unregulated areas. Zoning and building ordinances curtailed informal home building and raised the ... More


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