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The nation and its people (1951–1968)

Kevin Myers

in Struggles for a past: Irish and Afro-Caribbean histories in England, 1951-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719084805
eISBN:
9781781708774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084805.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, beginning with the 1951 Festival of Britain and ending with the 1968 Commonwealth Immigration Act, traces dominant perceptions of the national past. It focuses on the ways in which a ... More


Three Postwar Reconstructions [1997]

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores affirmative action and multiculturalism and proposes the rehabilitation of America's “universalist” tradition of social ideals. It charts race relations during and after the ... More


“Light Is Bursting upon the World!”: White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas

Brent M. S. Campney

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the emergence of antiblack violence in Kansas in the 1860s and 1870s. It argues that a dominant “Free State narrative” that has traditionally interpreted Kansas as a locale of ... More


Introduction

John Higham

in Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088182
eISBN:
9780300129823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088182.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores the changing contours of American culture based on the work of John Higham, one of America's foremost historians. Higham undertook case studies that focus on American diversity as ... More


Making Utah History: Press Coverage of the Robert Marshall Lynching, June 1925

Kimberley Mangun and Larry R. Gerlach

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Utah, another Mountain state, using a case study of press coverage of the 1925 lynching of African American Robert Marshall. It analyzes early-twentieth-century race relations ... More


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