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Secret Agents: Black Women Insurgents on Abolitionist Battlegrounds

Veta Smith Tucker

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the gendered schema at the core of enslaved black women's abolitionist resistance and the scholarly neglect it received by examining the multiple and varied forms of resistance ... More


Redesigning a Pocket Monument: A Reparative Reading of the 2016 Twenty-Dollar-Bill Controversy

Catherine R. Squires and Aisha Upton

in Racialized Media: The Design, Delivery, and Decoding of Race and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479811076
eISBN:
9781479807826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811076.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In 2016, the Treasury Department announced that its planned redesign of the twenty-dollar bill would feature Harriet Tubman, sparking jubilation from activists who had campaigned for female ... More


[Page 13] Harriet, The Moses of Her People.

Sarah Hopkins Bradford

in Harriet, the Moses of Her People

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607818
eISBN:
9781469607832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607818.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This text presents a reproduction of Sarah Hopkins Bradford's rewritten biography of Harriet Tubman. Araminta 𠄬Harriet” Tubman (1822–1913) was a fugitive slave. Her work as a conductor on the ... More


BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


Harriet, the Moses of Her People

Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607818
eISBN:
9781469607832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607825_Bradford
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, ... More


African American Dreams

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The experience of slavery had an indelible effect on the dreams of black Americans. Some slaves dreamt of escape, or of loved ones who had been sold away. Former slaves sometimes had vivid dreams of ... More


Free at Lass!: Plays That Turn Out Well for Harlem

Kate Dossett

in Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

The final chapter examines the Harlem Negro Unit’s immensely popular production of Haiti. Authored by white New York journalist William Dubois, white theatre critics attempted to place Haiti within a ... More


Postscript: Escape Routes

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter returns to the “twilight” theme but this time focusing on the logic of “escape routes.” It argues that the paradigm of the North as being the only place of freedom can be contested with ... More


Moving On

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Richard Durham's efforts to find a new home for Destination Freedom once it ended its run at NBC. Perhaps inspired by his involvement with the Du Bois Theater Guild, Durham ... More


Securing Niagara (1852–55)

Richard Haw

in Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190663902
eISBN:
9780190092870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663902.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Niagara contract was a fitting judgment on John’s career to date, and the bridge itself was a triumph, eliciting praise and admiration from all over the globe, for both its handsome Egyptian ... More


Harper’s Hearts: “Home Is Never Natural or Safe”

Tricia Lootens

in The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, from her early invocation of the specter of the Poetess on the auction block to her late replacement of earlier “heart” tropes with the figure ... More


“These Dead Have Not Died in Vain”

James P. Byrd

in A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19, 1863, included several biblical themes; it even sounded like the King James Bible. The opening—“Four score and seven years ago our fathers ... More


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