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The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Ellen D. Wu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the “yellow peril” to “model minorities”—peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, ... More


Passing the Torch Organizations and Issues 1968–1972

Jonathan M. Schoenwald

in A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157260
eISBN:
9780199849390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157260.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One month after Ronald Reagan's resounding victory in the California Republican primaries, Russell Kirk, perhaps conservatism's leading ideologue, posed the question “New Direction in the U.S.: ... More


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

Carol Bunch Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the tensions between cultural memory of the African American Freedom Struggle and representations of African American identity staged in five plays between 1959 and 1969 during the ... More


The Postblack Ethos in “Texts Out of Time”: Rosa Parks and the African American Freedom Struggle in Cultural Memory

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/9781496802989.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book challenges the cultural memory of the African American Freedom Struggle era that hinges on a master narrative focused on the “heroic period” of the Civil Rights Movement. It argues that ... More


Assata Is Welcome Here: Black Radicalism, Political Asylum, and the Diplomacy of Exile and Freedom

Teishan A. Latner

in Cuban Revolution in America: Havana and the Making of a United States Left, 1968-1992

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469635460
eISBN:
9781469635484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635460.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Five examines Cuba’s provision of formal political asylum to political dissidents from the United States. Focusing on black radical activists such as Robert F. Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, ... More


Prefiguring Postblackness in Charles Gordone’s No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts

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/9781496802989.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Charles Gordone's 1969 Pulitzer Prize–winning play, No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts. Through No Place to Be Somebody, Gordone questions ... More


Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

E. Melanie DuPuis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded ... More


Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

David C. Paul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book, a sweeping survey of intellectual and musical history, tells the new story of how the music of American composer Charles E. Ives (1874–1954) was shaped by shifting conceptions of American ... More


Revolution and Counterrevolution

Kyle Burke

in Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640730
eISBN:
9781469640754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640730.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early 1970s, U.S. conservatives’ proliferating connections to kindred movements abroad proved difficult to manage. When an attempt to lead a new group called the World Anti-Communist League ... More


Apostates and True Believers

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The political and cultural landscape of the years after World War II are explored in relation to the deradicalization of one-time revolutionary intellectuals. The transformation of Stalinism into a ... More


The Smithsonian Curates America’s Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the evolution of the Smithsonian museums, including failed attempts to establish a national war museum, before focusing on one exhibition at its National Museum of American ... More


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

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


Gathering Black Subjectivities and Cultural Memory in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness

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/9781496802989.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter frames Alice Childress's 1969 teleplay Wine in the Wilderness, as a counternarrative to cultural memory's master narrative of the African American Freedom Struggle era. Childress ... More


Postblackness’s Ancestors and Relatives or “The Past Pushing Us into the Present”

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/9781496802989.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This coda discusses recent revivals of the five plays examined in this book. The plays have been staged in a range of venues over the last ten years. A Raisin in the Sun, for example, returned to ... More


“In a Yielding State”: Nervous Nationalism in the New Republic

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter identifies a post-revolutionary spirit of pragmatic experimentation in the new republic that encompassed medical practice, political organization, and social order. The revolutionary ... More


The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Simon Wendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. Confronted with violent attacks by the Ku Klux ... More


Introduction: Taking Rights

Crystal R. Sanders

in A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627809
eISBN:
9781469627823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627809.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction demonstrates that after the 1964 Democratic National Convention where the Credentials Committee chose not to seat the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s interracial delegation, ... More


Bad Faith

Andrew Feffer

in Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281169
eISBN:
9780823285969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter recounts the full takeover of the AFT leadership by Counts and his liberal supporters, who by 1940, as Coudert’s inquisition unfolded, were able to push an anti-communist agenda on the ... More


“Grandfather God” and the Missionaries: “Totally Good for Nothing”

Barbara Alice Mann

in Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199997060
eISBN:
9780190456481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997060.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Beginning with the first wave of invasion, Christian Europeans sought to destroy Indigenous spiritualities. From 1819 on, forced assimilation was US governmental policy, heavily implemented when the ... More


Introduction

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the changing images of American composer and music icon Charles E. Ives across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, paying particular attention to issues of agency (how an ... More


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