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The Resource Open wound : the long view of race in America, William McKee Evans

Open wound : the long view of race in America, William McKee Evans

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Open wound : the long view of race in America
Title
Open wound
Title remainder
the long view of race in America
Statement of responsibility
William McKee Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Evans (emeritus, history, California State Polytechnic U.) provides a broad overview of the evolution the American racial system of slavery and its legacy over time. He argues that system has typically been characterized by a stable hegemony in which the governing class has been able to forge a consensus ideology of racial ideas in favor of their own interests. This hegemony has suffered three major periods of crisis that have changed the nature of the racial system. The first was during the American Revolution, when slavery became a threat to the struggle for independence; the second was the long conflict over slavery that culminated in the Civil War and Reconstruction; and the third was during the Cold War. Each of these periods provided the space to challenge the status quo, each time resulting in a compromise falling short of full equality. Today's growing gap between rich and poor, Evans contends, signals a new crisis in which the line of class is more sharply drawn than the line of race. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
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312125
Cataloging source
DLC
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Evans, William McKee
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.E93 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
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the long view of race in America
Label
Open wound : the long view of race in America, William McKee Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-320) and index
Contents
How the American racial system began: Atlantic slavery becomes market-driven and color-defined -- Anglo Americans adopt the Atlantic racial system -- The construction of planter hegemony, 1676-1776 -- The era of the American Revolution: the challenge to slavery and the compromise -- The old south's triumph -- The old south's crisis and the emergence of the white solidarity myth -- Emancipated but Black: freedom in the free states -- The planter and the "wage slave": a reactionary alliance -- King cotton's jesters: the minstrel show interprets race for the white working class -- The war of the cabins: the struggle for the soul of the "common man" -- The republican revolution and the struggle for a "new birth of freedom" -- Reconstruction: the radical challenge, 1865-77 -- Between slavery and freedom: the conservative quest for a halfway house -- The Age of segregation at its zenith: the racial system in a world of colonialism -- Radical challenge, liberal reform: African Americans gain new allies -- The American century, the American dilemma -- The Black freedom movement -- The racial system in the age of corporate globalism, technological revolution, and environmental crisis
Control code
ocn242559673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780252034275
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008032904
System control number
(OCoLC)242559673
Label
Open wound : the long view of race in America, William McKee Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-320) and index
Contents
How the American racial system began: Atlantic slavery becomes market-driven and color-defined -- Anglo Americans adopt the Atlantic racial system -- The construction of planter hegemony, 1676-1776 -- The era of the American Revolution: the challenge to slavery and the compromise -- The old south's triumph -- The old south's crisis and the emergence of the white solidarity myth -- Emancipated but Black: freedom in the free states -- The planter and the "wage slave": a reactionary alliance -- King cotton's jesters: the minstrel show interprets race for the white working class -- The war of the cabins: the struggle for the soul of the "common man" -- The republican revolution and the struggle for a "new birth of freedom" -- Reconstruction: the radical challenge, 1865-77 -- Between slavery and freedom: the conservative quest for a halfway house -- The Age of segregation at its zenith: the racial system in a world of colonialism -- Radical challenge, liberal reform: African Americans gain new allies -- The American century, the American dilemma -- The Black freedom movement -- The racial system in the age of corporate globalism, technological revolution, and environmental crisis
Control code
ocn242559673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780252034275
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008032904
System control number
(OCoLC)242559673

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