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
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Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hahn
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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. Emphasizing the role of kinship, labor, and networks in the African-American community, the author retraces six generations of black struggles since the end of the Civil War, revealing a "nation" under construction throughout this entire period
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2004.
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1951-
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Hahn, Steven
Dewey number
975/.0049607301734
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.H15 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • États-Unis (Sud)
  • États-Unis (Sud)
  • États-Unis (Sud)
  • Negers
  • Politieke activiteit
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Sklaverei
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA / Südstaaten
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A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-593) and index
Contents
Prologue: Looking out from slavery -- pt 1. "The Jacobins of the country". -- Of chains and threads -- "The choked voice of a race at last unloosed -- Of rumors and revelations -- pt 2. To build a new Jerusalem. -- Reconstructing the body politic -- " A society turned bottomside up" -- Of paramilitary politics -- pt 3. The unvanquished. -- The education of Henry Adams -- Of ballots and biracialism -- The valley and the shadows -- Epilogue: "Up, you mighty race"
Extent
1 online resource (viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036748473
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A nation under our feet : Black political struggles in the rural South, from slavery to the great migration, Steven Hahn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-593) and index
Contents
Prologue: Looking out from slavery -- pt 1. "The Jacobins of the country". -- Of chains and threads -- "The choked voice of a race at last unloosed -- Of rumors and revelations -- pt 2. To build a new Jerusalem. -- Reconstructing the body politic -- " A society turned bottomside up" -- Of paramilitary politics -- pt 3. The unvanquished. -- The education of Henry Adams -- Of ballots and biracialism -- The valley and the shadows -- Epilogue: "Up, you mighty race"
Extent
1 online resource (viii, [16] pages of plates, 610 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036748473

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