Auteur : Sarah N. Roth
la langue : en
Éditeur: Cambridge University Press
Date de sortie : 2014-07-21
In the decades leading to the Civil War, popular conceptions of African American men shifted dramatically. The savage slave featured in 1830s' novels and stories gave way by the 1850s to the less-threatening humble black martyr. This radical reshaping of black masculinity in American culture occurred at the same time that the reading and writing of popular narratives were emerging as largely feminine enterprises. In a society where women wielded little official power, white female authors exalted white femininity, using narrative forms such as autobiographies, novels, short stories, visual images, and plays, by stressing differences that made white women appear superior to male slaves. This book argues that white women, as creators and consumers of popular culture media, played a pivotal role in the demasculinization of black men during the antebellum period, and consequently had a vital impact on the political landscape of antebellum and Civil War-era America through their powerful influence on popular culture.
Auteur : Ansley T. Erickson
la langue : en
Éditeur: University of Chicago Press
Date de sortie : 2016-04-01
Our cities are rife with inequality, and our schools are the petri dishes in which this injustice is bred and reinforced. Ansley Erickson s ambitious book makes a broad, detailed, and damning argument about the inextricable interrelatedness of school policies and the persistence of metropolitan-scale inequality. While many accounts of education in urban and metropolitan contexts describe schools as the victims of forces beyond their control, Erickson shows the many ways in which schools have been intertwined with these forces and have in fact via land-use decisions, curriculums, and other tools helped sustain inequality. In the case of Nashville, the focus of Erickson s study, such inequality persisted in the face of statistically successful desegregation policies."
Auteur : John Franklin Jameson
la langue : en
Éditeur: Forgotten Books
Date de sortie : 2017-01-18
Excerpt from The American Historical Review, Vol. 27: October, 1921 to July, 1922 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of Economics and History, publication reviewed, 565. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Historical Research, publication reviewed, 328. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.