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Zaibei Doho: Racial Exclusion and the Making of an American Minority

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires: Race, History, and Transnationalism in Japanese America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195159400
eISBN:
9780199788545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the impact of American racism on the Issei, which contributed to the development of a distinct racial identity among them in relation to other borderland residents. This ... More


Alternative Readings of Bigger Thomas

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Bigger Thomas, one of Richard Wright’s most memorable and distinctive fictional creations, has been interpreted in vastly different ways. This is partly because readers bring to Native Son different ... More


Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Leslie Butler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This intellectual history of American liberalism during the second half of the nineteenth century examines a group of nationally prominent and internationally oriented writers who sustained an ... More


Racial Militancy and Interracial Violence in the Second World War

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the growth of power of Negroes and racial violence that occurred sometime during World War II. This may be because the government depended a lot on the cooperation of the ... More


Coloring between the Lines: Historiographies of Southern Anomaly

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines 19th- and 20th-century cultural representations of Asians, American Indians, and mestizos in southern culture. Situating the “partly colored” as interpretive occasions, it ... More


We Shall Overcome (1963–1966)

Edward K. Kaplan

in Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115406
eISBN:
9780300137699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115406.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Heschel's abhorrence of American racism, which he witnessed as soon as he stepped off the boat in 1940. This feeling deepened with his friendships with Larry Harris and ... More


From Gorilla to Guerilla: Defining Revolutionary Identity

Rychetta Watkins

in Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter studies the dehumanizing discourses of American-style racism that compared black and yellow people to gorillas, apes, and orangutans. This act and signification is seen as a means to ... More


Eugenics in the Public’s Eye

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter details the events of the Second International Congress of Eugenics held at the American Museum of Natural History. To Henry Fairfield Osborn, museum director and paleontologist, ... More


Shipping Companies' Interference with the Enactment and Implementation of Immigration Laws during the Progressive Era

Torsten Feys

in The Battle for the Migrants: Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869000
eISBN:
9781786944443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869000.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter explores the ways in which shipping companies both attempted to prevent and successfully blocked the implementation of numerous American laws restricting the passage of migrants. ... More


Introduction: Dance and Blackness

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Introduction explores the author’s major personality characteristic of rebelliousness that serves as the platform for the rest of the book. It defines “black dance” and the debate about whether ... More


A Man Must Be Protected

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, La Guardia and Eleanor Roosevelt visited the West Coast. Part fact-finding mission, part-morale raising tour, their visit failed to quell the ... More


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