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The Resource A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn

A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn

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A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration
Title
A nation under our feet
Title remainder
Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hahn
Title variation
Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the epic story of how African Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people -- an embryonic black nation. As Steven Hahn demonstrates, rural African Americans were central political actors in the great events of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building. At the same time, Hahn asks us to think in more expansive ways about the nature and boundaries of politics and political practice. Emphasizing the importance of kinship, labor, and networks of communication, A Nation under Our Feet explores the political relations and sensibilities that developed under slavery and shows how they set the stage for grassroots mobilization, Hahn introduces us to local leaders and shows how political communities were built, defended, and rebuilt. He also identifies the quest for self-governance as an essential goal of black politics across the rural South, from contests for local power during Reconstruction to emigrationism, biracial electoral alliances, social separatism, and, eventually, migration
  • Hahn suggests that Garveyism and other popular forms of black nationalism absorbed and elaborated these earlier struggles, thus linking the first generation of migrants to the urban North with those who remained in the South. He offers a new framework -- looking out from slavery -- to understand twentieth-century forms of black political consciousness as well as emerging battles for civil rights. It is a powerful story, told here for the first time, and one that presents both an inspiring and a troubling perspective on American democracy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hahn, Steven
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.H15 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [481]-593) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The Choked Voice of a Race at Last Unloosed"
  • p. 62.
  • 3.
  • Of Rumors and Revelations
  • p. 116.
  • Part II.
  • To Build a New Jerusalem
  • 4.
  • Reconstructing the Body Politic
  • p. 163.
  • Prologue: Looking Out from Slavery
  • 5.
  • "A Society Turned Bottomside Up"
  • p. 216.
  • 6.
  • Of Paramilitary Politics
  • p. 265.
  • Part III.
  • The
  • Unvanquished
  • 7.
  • p. 1.
  • The
  • Education of Henry Adams
  • p. 317.
  • 8.
  • Of Ballots and Biracialism
  • p. 364.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Valley and the Shadows
  • p. 412.
  • Part I.
  • Epilogue: "Up, You Mighty Race"
  • p. 465
  • "The Jacobins of the Country"
  • 1.
  • Of Chains and Threads
  • p. 13.
  • 2.
Control code
51898845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages
Isbn
9780674011694
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003045326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [481]-593) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The Choked Voice of a Race at Last Unloosed"
  • p. 62.
  • 3.
  • Of Rumors and Revelations
  • p. 116.
  • Part II.
  • To Build a New Jerusalem
  • 4.
  • Reconstructing the Body Politic
  • p. 163.
  • Prologue: Looking Out from Slavery
  • 5.
  • "A Society Turned Bottomside Up"
  • p. 216.
  • 6.
  • Of Paramilitary Politics
  • p. 265.
  • Part III.
  • The
  • Unvanquished
  • 7.
  • p. 1.
  • The
  • Education of Henry Adams
  • p. 317.
  • 8.
  • Of Ballots and Biracialism
  • p. 364.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Valley and the Shadows
  • p. 412.
  • Part I.
  • Epilogue: "Up, You Mighty Race"
  • p. 465
  • "The Jacobins of the Country"
  • 1.
  • Of Chains and Threads
  • p. 13.
  • 2.
Control code
51898845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages
Isbn
9780674011694
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003045326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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