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Introduction: Through the Looking Glass: U.S. Empire through the Lens of Labor History

Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter discusses the labor systems that made the U.S. empire from the point of view of labor historians. These chroniclers have recorded that the metropolitan immigrant worker, the ... More


“The Spirit of the Age…Establish[es] a Sentiment of Universal Brotherhood”: Haiti, “Santo Domingo” and Frederick Douglass at the Intersection of the United States and Black Pan Americanism

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes Frederick Douglass's responses to the U.S. empire building in Santo Domingo between 1870 and 1872 and in Haiti between 1889 and 1891. As U.S. minister to Haiti and assistant ... More


Empire and the Moving Body: Fermin Tobera, Military California, and Rural Space

Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the story of Fermin Tobera, who was shot dead while sleeping in a bunkhouse on the Murphy Ranch, which had been attacked by white male rioters. His death unleashed fierce ... More


The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Jodi A. Byrd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676408
eISBN:
9781452947754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676408.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1761 and again in 1769, European scientists raced around the world to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. This book ... More


The Plain Citizen of Black Orientalism: Frank R. Steward’s Filipino American War Fiction

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the fiction of Frank R. Steward, an African American captain who served in the U.S. Volunteer Army in the Philippines during the Filipino-American War. His short stories feature ... More


How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton’s Transnational Racial Reconstructions

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Winnifred Eaton's attempts to recalibrate U.S. domestic racial categories of “white” and “Asiatic” by viewing them through the shifting lens of international relations in the ... More


Passionate Attachments to Area Studies and Asian American Studies: Subjectivity and Diaspora in the Transpacific

J. Francisco Benitez and Laurie J. Sears

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Benitez and Sears explore racial subjectivity through a methodology of “critical melancholia,” examining the intersection of various forms of social inequality and how these forms have been ... More


Pussy Ballistics and Peristaltic Feminism

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the “pussy ballistics” featured in Asian American cultural production, specifically in the concert of Korean American stand-up comedienne Margaret Cho. These are referred to as ... More


The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

Erin Runions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following allusions to Babylon in secular and religious discourse in the decade after 9.11, this book explores the complicated influence of the Bible on U.S. political thought. Babylon is a ... More


Day-to-Day Resistance

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the various forms of conservative resistance used by slaves in Florida and often elsewhere within the slave empire of the United States. William Dusinberre called these types of ... More


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