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  1. Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. People Without Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South

    By Andrew Fede

    First published in September 1992, the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves, masters, and third parties. It shows how the colonial and antebellum Southern judges and legislators accommodated slavery’s social relationships into the common law,...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Introducing African American Religion

    By Anthony B. Pinn

    Series: World Religions

    This book offers a creative and unique approach to the history of African American religion. Tracing what it has meant to be African American and religious within the context of the United States, it provides a vital snapshot of some of the traditions that have shaped the religious imagination of...

    Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Black Officer Corps

    A History of Black Military Advancement from Integration through Vietnam

    By Isaac Hampton II

    The U.S. Armed Forces started integrating its services in 1948, and with that push, more African Americans started rising through the ranks to become officers, although the number of black officers has always been much lower than African Americans’ total percentage in the military....

    Published October 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Freedom to Serve

    Truman, Civil Rights, and Executive Order 9981

    By Jon E. Taylor

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, African American leaders pushed for inclusion in the war effort and, after the war, they mounted a concerted effort to integrate the armed services. Harry S. Truman’s decision to issue Executive Order 9981 in 1948, which resulted in the integration...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Modern African American Political Thought Reader

    From David Walker to Barack Obama

    Edited by Angela Jones

    The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Frederick Douglass

    Reformer and Statesman

    By L. Diane Barnes

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, in February, 1818. From these humble beginnings, Douglass went on to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the rights of women and African Americans. He was the most prominent African American activist of the...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Haitian History

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

    Series: Rewriting Histories

    Despite Haiti's proximity to the United States, and its considerable importance to our own history, Haiti barely registered in the historic consciousness of most Americans until recently. Those who struggled to understand Haiti's suffering in the earthquake of 2010 often spoke of it as the poorest...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity

    Celtic Soul Brothers

    By Lauren Onkey

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans since the mid-nineteenth century in popular culture and literature. Irish writers and political activists have often claimed - and thereby created - a "...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Red Activists and Black Freedom

    James and Esther Jackson and the Long Civil Rights Revolution

    Edited by David Levering Lewis, Michael H. Nash, Daniel J. Leab

    This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later 1940's and early 1950's. This approach needs serious re-thinking in light of what took...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge