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Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation, Nicholas Guyatt

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Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation
Title
Bind us apart
Title remainder
how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation
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Nicholas Guyatt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? Racism is the usual answer. Yet Nicholas Guyatt argues in Bind Us Apart that white liberals from the founding to the Civil War were not confident racists, but tortured reformers conscious of the damage that racism would do to the nation. Many tried to build a multiracial America in the early nineteenth century, but ultimately adopted the belief that non-whites should create their own republics elsewhere: in an Indian state in the West, or a colony for free blacks in Liberia. Herein lie the origins of "separate but equal." Essential reading for anyone hoping to understand today's racial tensions, Bind Us Apart reveals why racial justice in the United States continues to be an elusive goal: despite our best efforts, we have never been able to imagine a fully inclusive, multiracial society. "--
Summary
An anatomy of white prejudice against African- and Native-Americans from the Revolution to the end of the Civil War, revealing how enlightenment liberals, despite deeply held beliefs in racial equality, created the racial segregation that continues to haunt our nation today
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10485784
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DLC
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1973-
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Guyatt, Nicholas
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Racism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • African Americans
  • Indians of North America
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Africa
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation
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Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation, Nicholas Guyatt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-388) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prehistory of "separate but equal" -- Degradation. Becoming good citizens ; A few bad men ; Correcting ill habits ; One nation only -- Amalgamation. To the middle ground ; We shall all be Americans ; The practical amalgamator -- Colonization. Of color and country ; The choice ; Opening the road ; In these deserts -- An enterprise for the young
Control code
ocn921864219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780465018413
Lccn
2015041451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921864219
Label
Bind us apart : how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation, Nicholas Guyatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-388) 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 prehistory of "separate but equal" -- Degradation. Becoming good citizens ; A few bad men ; Correcting ill habits ; One nation only -- Amalgamation. To the middle ground ; We shall all be Americans ; The practical amalgamator -- Colonization. Of color and country ; The choice ; Opening the road ; In these deserts -- An enterprise for the young
Control code
ocn921864219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780465018413
Lccn
2015041451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)921864219

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