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A Tricky Constitution

Mary L. Dudziak

in Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall's African Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152448
eISBN:
9781400839896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152448.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events following Marshall's arrival in Africa in 1960. As an African American activist traveling to a rigidly controlled colony with the objective of aiding the nationalists, he ... More


Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More


Militancy, Repression, and Resistance in the Black Power Era

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the story of black power in Louisville which illuminates how that philosophy and movement flowed seamlessly out of earlier organizing as part of a longer search for new visions ... More


The Dispute between the “Radicals” and the “Accommodationists” within the Afro-American Council: Reverdy Ransom and Booker T. Washington’s Contrasting Visions of Racial Justice, 1895–1902

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

The disputes that took place within the National Afro-American Council exposed deep ideological fissures among the organization's central figures. These fault lines are examined by contrasting the ... More


A New Generation of Post-Reconstruction Leaders

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the backgrounds and early adult experiences of five key leaders of the national organizations the book considers. These leaders are T. Thomas Fortune, founder of the National ... More


Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Laura E. Free

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, identified all legitimate voters as “male.” In so doing, it added gender-specific language to the U.S. Constitution for the first time. This book ... More


The Long, Broad, and Deep Civil Rights Movement: The Lessons of a Master Scholar and Teacher

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter asks how the legal history of the civil rights movement would change if the doctrine of the U.S. Supreme Court and the lawyering of Thurgood Marshall did not dominate analysis. What if ... More


Rights Through Knowledge and Reason: Civil Rights Aspirations in the Progressive-Era Department of Labor

Paul Frymer

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the work of African American activists in the Department of Labor (DOL) during the Progressive era, and on two men in particular: W. E. B. Du Bois and George E. Haynes. The ... More


“La Idea Mueve” (The Idea Moves Us): Why Cultural Redemption Matters

Gabriela González

in Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199914142
eISBN:
9780199345533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914142.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Latin American History

The concluding chapter explains how race had served defenders of slavery by providing them with an excuse to hold men and women in bondage. For their inhumane treatment of Africans during the Age of ... More


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