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Equality Without Vision

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the paradoxical ways that the Civil War served to strengthen states’ rights. Abolition was countered in many states by the enactment of “the Black Codes”, undermining the ... More


Black and Crazy: The Antinomian Black Male in North American Consciousness

Lawrence E. Holcomb

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The lawless, antinomian black male is an image cultivated in North American media since the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This version of the “bad guy” black man represents a response to ... More


Restoration, 1865–1866

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ebb and flow of Unionism in the south. It analyzes President Andrew Johnson's pardoning policy; southern movements aimed at rebuilding white militia to keep order and hold ... More


History, Memory, and One Man’s Vote

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the life and political work of John Jones, the first African American elected to public office in Chicago. Jones, who was elected to the County Board in 1871, had led the movement ... More


The Race of Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

in American Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300181388
eISBN:
9780300184747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181388.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of racial lynching and how lynching became an American practice used to control, terrorize, and subjugate a people, who, in turn, resisted it and the political ... More


Dependency

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the legal regime created by the Maryland legislature to force free African Americans into wage dependence and how it was used by Eastern Shore planters to their advantage. It ... More


Expansion and Decline

Paul A. Shackel

in New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266292
eISBN:
9780520947832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266292.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Despite the strict 1853 Black Codes, several landowning African American families moved to the outskirts of New Philadelphia and became prominent members of the community. Living in a slave state ... More


“Erroneous and Incongruous Notions of Liberty”: Urban Unrest and the Origins of Radical Reconstruction in New Orleans, 1865–1868

James Illingworth

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Popular mobilization in New Orleans, involving both black and white working people, contributed to the crisis of Presidential Reconstruction in the summer of 1866. In the year immediately following ... More


The Great Migration Escape

Karida L. Brown

in Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an account of the first wave of African American migration into the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky. It addresses the implementation of Black Codes, also known as Jim ... More


White Flows the River: Freedom and Unfreedom in the Early National West

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

White freedom and black slavery and servitude were central pillars of a consensus white culture built in the West during the early national period. Prior to national and regional debates over slavery ... More


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