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Distinctions and Convergences: A Brief History of Race and Education in the United States and South Africa

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter offers a brief social history of the development of racial inequality, as well as an overview of how school desegregation emerged in the United States and South Africa. It argues that ... More


The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Steven Green

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America is a history of the development of church-state law during what may be called the “forgotten century.” ... More


Beyond the View from Euro-America: Environment, Settler Societies, and the Internationalization of American History

Ian Tyrrell

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the suggestion that American historiography is deeply rooted in Europe more than actual American experience. It shows that this has resulted in nearly all explicit or implicit ... More


Intimate Adversaries, Possible Friends

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the more recent efforts of Barack Obama and the Cuban president Raúl Castro to establish dialogue and engage in more amicable relations between their two countries. More ... More


Contemporary Views from Abroad

Manfred Siebald

in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195317145
eISBN:
9780199851386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317145.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The book's final section offers broader perspectives. This chapter presents short commentaries from five non-Americans who have traveled extensively in the United States and studied American history ... More


Constitutional Law, 1780s

John B. Nann and Morris L. Cohen

in The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300118537
eISBN:
9780300235685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118537.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses sources for information about the United States and state constitutions; constitutional conventions, especially the Constitutional Convention of 1787; the ratification of the ... More


Re-viewing the Twentieth Century through an American Catholic Lens

Lizabeth Cohen

in Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S. History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451409
eISBN:
9780801465642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451409.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents two interrelated goals: first, to evaluate the state of the field of U.S. history in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on how historians might advance the field; second, ... More


Haiti’s Revisionary Haunting of Charles Chesnutt’s “Careful” History in Paul Marchand, F.M.C.

Bethany Aery Clerico

in Haiti and the Americas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037573
eISBN:
9781621039334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a reading of Charles Chesnutt’s Paul Marchand, F.M.C., a historical novel about a quadroon man living in 1820s New Orleans who discovers that he is legally white. It argues that ... More


Foreign Affairs: Women, War, and the Pacific

Katherine Kinney

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the place of women in war. It begins with a discussion of the sharp isolation between domestic U.S. history and “foreign affairs”, which is a key tenet of the exceptionalist ... More


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

Susan D. Carle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This book uncovers the forgotten contributions of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century national organizations—including the National Afro-American League, the National Afro-American ... More


The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Greg Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Barack Obama's historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar ... More


Transatlantic Bloodlines and English Traits

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the process through which northern and southern writers and public intellectuals conceived the struggle between the states as a conflict between two antagonistic racial groups ... More


Why Does the State Have the Right to Control Immigration?

Sarah Song

in Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479860951
eISBN:
9781479811151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860951.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Public debate about immigration proceeds on the assumption that each country has the right to control its own borders. But what, if anything, justifies the modern state’s power over borders? This ... More


“Her Ladder Has But One Rung”

Midori V. Green

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

The author, raised by a single mother who worked as a secretary, documents in this chapter her struggles to earn a college degree while also working full-time in an office. Continuing on to pursue a ... More


Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

James P. Cousins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The life of Horace Holley (1781–1827) recalls a time of intellectual promise in the American republic. The New England–born, Yale-educated, Unitarian minister was an unlikely choice for the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199945740.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This concluding chapter assesses the questions with which the book's narrative starts. It analyzes the complex political, legal, and social factors that influenced the way in which early ... More


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

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians ... More


“A Stranger Amongst Strangers”: Who Were the Subassistant Commissioners?

Christopher B. Bean

in Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823268757
eISBN:
9780823271771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268757.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the 239 subassistant commissioners. Although brief vignettes of the more notable agents exist, the majority of the chapter comprises graphs and charts of the agents’ ages, ... More


The Transpacific Cold War

Heonik Kwon

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Heonik Kwon (Anthropology, London School of Economics), in “The Transpacific Cold War,” argues for placing the global Cold War at the center of any consideration of the Transpacific. He examines the ... More


The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, as historical and mythical figures. This book examines the Founders as imaginative fictions whose significance emerged from narrative ... More


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