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“A Burning and Shining Light”: Prosperity and Enlightened Governance in Antebellum New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

New Bedford was widely known in the antebellum era for its whaling, wealth, and staunch antislavery environment. At mid-century, the recently incorporated city of New Bedford enjoyed prosperity ... More


“A Ghost of the Future”: Racial (Mis)perception and Black Subjectivity in LeRoi Jones’s <i>Dutchman</i>

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Amiri Baraka's 1964 play, Dutchman, focusing on its use of race icons to engage with white liberal response to racial uplift ideology and its implications for black ... More


“A Home of One’s Own”: The Battle over Residential Space in Twentieth-Century America

Abigail Perkiss

in Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452284
eISBN:
9780801470851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the 1947 U.S. Supreme Court prohibition against J. D. and Ethel Shelley—a black couple—to own a space in the all-white neighbourhood of Labadie Avenue because of a “covenant” ... More


“A Lot Closer to What It Ought to Be”: Black Women and Public-Sector Employment in Baltimore, 1950–1975

Jane Berger

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, the public sector became a critical source of employment for African Americans. Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs, often critiqued for lacking a jobs-creation component to ... More


“A Planned Social Revolution”

Robert Bussel

in Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039492
eISBN:
9780252097607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039492.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway embarked on implementing their vision of total person unionism. As second-in-command at Teamsters, Gibbons now had access to a national ... More


“A Quilt unlike Any Other”: Rediscovering the Work of Harriet Powers

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that Harriet’s quilts and her life are an excellent entry point for understanding contradictory ideas about race, gender, and modernity in the late nineteenth century, and for ... More


“A Race That Could Be So Dealt With”: Terror, Time, and (Black) Power

Darieck Scott

in Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter links the terms derived from what is essentially a literary reading of Fanon's mid-20th-century theoretical and activist texts to an attempt to derive theory from a literary scene of ... More


“A Time of Struggle”: Holding the Line in the 1940s

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the unprecedented housing crisis that erupted in New York City at the end of World War II. At the end of the war, New Yorkers faced their worst housing shortage ever. The ... More


“A Transformation for Migrants”: Mexican Farmworkers and Federal Health Reform during the New Deal Era

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

in Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690466
eISBN:
9781452949444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Veronica Martinez-Matsuda This chapter documents how the U.S. Farm Security Administration aimed to improve Mexican farmworkers’ dire health status through direct medical treatment and social and ... More


“A Witness More Powerful than Himself”: Race, Testimony, and Twain’s Courtroom Farces

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines various responses to the 1854 People v. Hall case, in which the California Supreme Court extended (through the logic of racial analogy) a ban on African American and Native ... More


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