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Crimmigration in Australia - Law, Politics, and Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Peter Billings Crimmigration in Australia - Law, Politics, and Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Peter Billings
R3,224 R2,875 Discovery Miles 28 750 Save R349 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This multidisciplinary book introduces readers to original perspectives on crimmigration that foster holistic, contextual, and critical appreciation of the concept in Australia and its individual consequences and broader effects. This collection draws together contributions from nationally and internationally respected legal scholars and social scientists united by common and overlapping interests, who identify, critique, and reimagine crimmigration law and practice in Australia, and thereby advance understanding of this important field of inquiry. Specifically, crimmigration is addressed and analysed from a variety of standpoints, including: criminal law/justice; administrative law/justice; immigration law; international law; sociology of law; legal history feminist theory, settler colonialism, and political sociology. The book aims to: explore the historical antecedents of contemporary crimmigration and continuities with the past in Australia reveal the forces driving crimmigration and explain its relationship to border securitisation in Australia identify and examine the different facets of crimmigration, comprising: the substantive overlaps between criminal and immigration law; crimmigration processes; investigative techniques, surveillance strategies, and law enforcement agents, institutions and practices uncover the impacts of crimmigration law and practice upon the human rights and interests of non-citizens and their families. analyse crimmigration from assorted critical standpoints; including settler colonialism, race and feminist perspectives By focusing upon these issues, the book provides an interconnected collection of chapters with a cohesive narrative, notwithstanding that contributors approach the themes and specific issues from different theoretical and critical standpoints, and employ a range of research methods.

Political Communication - A Critical Introduction (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Heather Savigny Political Communication - A Critical Introduction (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Heather Savigny
R2,422 R2,167 Discovery Miles 21 670 Save R255 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This major international text introduces the key themes, issues and theoretical approaches in the field. A central concern is to put the politics back into the study of communication by posing key critical questions about power and ideology: what is being communicated, by whom, how, in whose interests, and with what effects and implications?

Dilemmas of Inclusion - Muslims in European Politics (Hardcover): Rafaela M. Dancygier Dilemmas of Inclusion - Muslims in European Politics (Hardcover)
Rafaela M. Dancygier
R2,285 R1,684 Discovery Miles 16 840 Save R601 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As Europe's Muslim communities continue to grow, so does their impact on electoral politics and the potential for inclusion dilemmas. In vote-rich enclaves, Muslim views on religion, tradition, and gender roles can deviate sharply from those of the majority electorate, generating severe trade-offs for parties seeking to broaden their coalitions. Dilemmas of Inclusion explains when and why European political parties include Muslim candidates and voters, revealing that the ways in which parties recruit this new electorate can have lasting consequences. Drawing on original evidence from thousands of electoral contests in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Great Britain, Rafaela Dancygier sheds new light on when minority recruitment will match up with existing party positions and uphold electoral alignments and when it will undermine party brands and shake up party systems. She demonstrates that when parties are seduced by the quick delivery of ethno-religious bloc votes, they undercut their ideological coherence, fail to establish programmatic linkages with Muslim voters, and miss their opportunity to build cross-ethnic, class-based coalitions. Dancygier highlights how the politics of minority inclusion can become a testing ground for parties, showing just how far their commitments to equality and diversity will take them when push comes to electoral shove. Providing a unified theoretical framework for understanding the causes and consequences of minority political incorporation, and especially as these pertain to European Muslim populations, Dilemmas of Inclusion advances our knowledge about how ethnic and religious diversity reshapes domestic politics in today's democracies.

Citizen Speak - The Democratic Imagination in American Life (Paperback, New edition): Andrew J. Perrin Citizen Speak - The Democratic Imagination in American Life (Paperback, New edition)
Andrew J. Perrin
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When we think about what constitutes being a good citizen, routine activities like voting, letter-writing, and paying attention to the news spring to mind. But, in "Citizen Speak", Andrew J. Perrin argues that these activities play only a small part in democratic citizenship - a form of citizenship that requires creative thinking, talking, and acting. For "Citizen Speak", Perrin met with labor, church, business, union, and sports organizations and proposed to them four fictive scenarios: what if your senator is involved in a scandal, or your police department is engaged in racial profiling, or a local factory violates pollution law, or your neighborhood is going to be the site of a new airport? The conversations these scenarios inspire, Perrin shows, require imagination. And, what people can imagine doing in response to those scenarios depends on what's possible, what's important, what's right, and what's feasible. By talking with one another, an engaged citizenry draws from a repertoire of personal and institutional resources to understand and reimagine responses to situations as they arise. Building on such political discussions, "Citizen Speak" shows how a rich culture of association and democratic discourse provides the infrastructure for a healthy democracy.

Selected Writings of John Stuart Mill (Deluxe Edition) - On Liberty, the Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism (Paperback):... Selected Writings of John Stuart Mill (Deluxe Edition) - On Liberty, the Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism (Paperback)
John Stuart Mill
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From Jim Crow to Civil Rights - The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (Paperback): Michael J. Klarman From Jim Crow to Civil Rights - The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality (Paperback)
Michael J. Klarman
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A monumental investigation of the Supreme Court's rulings on race, From Jim Crow To Civil Rights spells out in compelling detail the political and social context within which the Supreme Court Justices operate and the consequences of their decisions for American race relations. In a highly provocative interpretation of the decision's connection to the civil rights movement, Klarman argues that Brown was more important for mobilizing southern white opposition to racial change than for encouraging direct-action protest. Brown unquestioningly had a significant impact--it brought race issues to public attention and it mobilized supporters of the ruling. It also, however, energized the opposition. In this authoritative account of constitutional law concerning race, Michael Klarman details, in the richest and most thorough discussion to date, how and whether Supreme Court decisions do, in fact, matter.

Right To Carry: I Carry a Gun a Cop is too Heavy - I Carry a Gun a Cop is too Heavy (Paperback): Alan Gottlieb, Dave Workman Right To Carry: I Carry a Gun a Cop is too Heavy - I Carry a Gun a Cop is too Heavy (Paperback)
Alan Gottlieb, Dave Workman
R751 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R173 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A History of African-American Leadership (Paperback, 3 New Edition): Bruce J. Dierenfield, J. White A History of African-American Leadership (Paperback, 3 New Edition)
Bruce J. Dierenfield, J. White
R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned. The book also examines the 'grass roots' of black protest movements in America, paying particular attention to the major civil rights organizations as well as black separatist groups such as the Nation of Islam.

We Can't Breathe - On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival (Standard format, CD, Unabridged): Jabari Asim We Can't Breathe - On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival (Standard format, CD, Unabridged)
Jabari Asim
R693 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R83 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
We Can't Breathe - On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Jabari Asim We Can't Breathe - On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Jabari Asim
R495 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R52 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Voting Rights Act - Historical Context and Associated Issues and Trends (Hardcover): Harvey Parish The Voting Rights Act - Historical Context and Associated Issues and Trends (Hardcover)
Harvey Parish
R4,390 Discovery Miles 43 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is a landmark federal law enacted in 1965 to remove race-based restrictions on voting. It is perhaps the country's most important voting rights law, with a history that dates to the Civil War. After that conflict ended, a number of constitutional amendments were adopted that addressed the particular circumstances of freed slaves, including the Fifteenth Amendment that guaranteed the right to vote for all U.S. citizens regardless of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." This book provides background information on the historical circumstances that led to the adoption of the VRA, a summary of its major provisions, and a brief discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision and related legislation in the 113th Congress.

The New H.N.I.C. - The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop (Paperback): Todd Boyd The New H.N.I.C. - The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop (Paperback)
Todd Boyd
R766 Discovery Miles 7 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Lauryn Hill stepped forward to accept her fifth Grammy Award in 1999, she paused as she collected the last trophy, and seeming somewhat startled said, "This is crazy, 'cause this is hip hop music.'" Hill's astonishment at receiving mainstream acclaim for music once deemed insignificant testifies to the explosion of this truly revolutionary art form. Hip hop music and the culture that surrounds it-film, fashion, sports, and a whole way of being-has become the defining ethos for a generation. Its influence has spread from the state's capital to the nation's capital, from the Pineapple to the Big Apple, from 'Frisco to Maine, and then on to Spain. But moving far beyond the music, hip hop has emerged as a social and cultural movement, displacing the ideas of the Civil Rights era. Todd Boyd maintains that a new generation, having grown up in the aftermath of both Civil Rights and Black Power, rejects these old school models and is instead asserting its own values and ideas. Hip hop is distinguished in this regard because it never attempted to go mainstream, but instead the mainstream came to hip hop. The New H.N.I.C., like hip hop itself, attempts to keep it real, and challenges conventional wisdom on a range of issues, from debates over use of the "N-word," the comedy of Chris Rock, and the "get money" ethos of hip hop moguls like Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Russell Simmons, to hip hop's impact on a diverse array of figures from Bill Clinton and Eminem to Jennifer Lopez. Maintaining that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is less important today than DMX's It's Dark and Hell is Hot, Boyd argues that Civil Rights as a cultural force is dead, confined to a series of media images frozen in another time. Hip hop, on the other hand, represents the vanguard, and is the best way to grasp both our present and future.

How Free Is Free? - The Long Death of Jim Crow (Hardcover): Leon F. Litwack How Free Is Free? - The Long Death of Jim Crow (Hardcover)
Leon F. Litwack
R623 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1985, a black veteran of the civil rights movement offered a bleak vision of a long and troubled struggle. For more than a century, black southerners learned to live with betrayed expectations, diminishing prospects, and devastated aspirations. Their odyssey includes some of the most appalling examples of terrorism, violence, and dehumanization in the history of this nation. But, as Leon Litwack graphically demonstrates, it is at the same time an odyssey of resilience and resistance defined by day-to-day acts of protest: the fight for justice poignantly recorded in the stories, songs, images, and movements of a people trying to be heard.

For black men and women, the question is: how free is free? Despite two major efforts to reconstruct race relations, injustices remain. From the height of Jim Crow to the early twenty-first century, struggles over racism persist despite court decisions and legislation. Few indignities were more pronounced than the World War II denial of basic rights and privileges to those responding to the call to make the world safe for democratic values values that they themselves did not enjoy. And even the civil rights movement promise to redeem America was frustrated by change that was often more symbolic than real.

Although a painful history to confront, Litwack s book inspires as it probes the enduring story of racial inequality and the ongoing fight for freedom in black America with power and grace.

The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities - Two Centuries of Judicial Review on Trial (Hardcover): Leslie F. Goldstein The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities - Two Centuries of Judicial Review on Trial (Hardcover)
Leslie F. Goldstein
R3,978 Discovery Miles 39 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The U.S. Supreme Court and Racial Minorities offers an in-depth, chronologically arranged look at the record of the U.S. Supreme Court on racial minorities over the course of its first two centuries. It does not pose the anachronistic standard, "Did the Supreme Court get it right?" but rather, "How did the Supreme Court compare to other branches of the federal government at the time?" Have these Justices, prevented against removal from office by discontented voters (in contrast to the President and the members of Congress), done any better than the elected branches of government at protecting racial minorities in America? Goldstein examines treatment of four racial minorities (Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics) in this investigation of the life-tenured Supreme Court's comparative willingness to protect racial minorities. She finds that judicial review, while no panacea, did help America's racial minorities: when the Court was willing to help, it was particularly willing to act to check state-level oppressive policies and federal-level administrative abuses. She also documents the Supreme Court's leadership role on the civil rights of Black Americans from 1911-1989. This book will be a critical resource not only for scholars of political science and law, but for anyone interested in the history of the treatment of racial minorities by the U.S. government and the value of judicial review as a protector of minority rights.

Community and the Politics of Place (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel Kemmis Community and the Politics of Place (Paperback, New Ed)
Daniel Kemmis
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson envisioned a nation of citizens deeply involved in public life. Today Americans are lamenting the erosion of his ideal. What happened in the intervening centuries? Daniel Kemmis argues that our loss of capacity for public life (which impedes our ability to resolve crucial issues) parallels our loss of a sense of place. A renewed sense of inhabitation, he maintains --of community rooted in place and of people dwelling in that place in a practiced way--can shape politics into a more cooperative and more humanly satisfying enterprise, producing better people, better communities, and better places.

The author emphasizes the importance of place by analyzing problems and possibilities of public life in a particular place-- those northern states whose settlement marked the end of the old frontier. National efforts to "keep citizens apart" by encouraging them to develop open country and rely upon impersonal, procedural methods for public problems have bred stalemate, frustration, and alienation. As alternatives he suggests how western patterns of inhabitation might engender a more cooperative, face-to-face practice of public life.

"Community and the Politics of Place" also examines our ambivalence about the relationship between cities and rural areas and about the role of corporations in public life. The book offers new insight into the relationship between politics and economics and addresses the question of whether the nation-state is an appropriate entity for the practice of either discipline. The author draws upon the growing literature of civic republicanism for both a language and a vantage point from which to address problems in American public life, but he criticizes that literature for its failure to consider place.

Though its focus on a single region lends concreteness to its discussions, "Community and the Politics of Place" promotes a better understanding of the quality of public life today in all regions of the United States.

From the Company of Shadows (Hardcover): Kevin Michael Shipp From the Company of Shadows (Hardcover)
Kevin Michael Shipp; Illustrated by Caroline Blochlinger; Edited by Lisa Rowan
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the Company of Shadows. Read firsthand accounts of fascinating events inside the CIA. Learn how the CIA conducts operations, recruits agents and protects defectors from assassination. Understand the current global and domestic threat of terrorism from the perspective of a decorated CIA officer. Read an insider's expose' of the CIA's use of secrecy and the executive branch's abuse of the shadowy State Secrets Privilege.

Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics - Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere (Paperback): Damien Smith Pfister Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics - Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere (Paperback)
Damien Smith Pfister
R836 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R172 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics, Damien Pfister explores communicative practices in networked media environments, analyzing, in particular, how the blogosphere has changed the conduct and coverage of public debate. Pfister shows how the late modern imaginary was susceptible to "deliberation traps" related to invention, emotion, and expertise, and how bloggers have played a role in helping contemporary public deliberation evade these deliberation traps. Three case studies at the heart of Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics show how new intermediaries, including bloggers, generate publicity, solidarity, and translation in the networked public sphere. Bloggers "flooding the zone" in the wake of Trent Lott's controversial toast to Strom Thurmond in 2002 demonstrated their ability to invent and circulate novel arguments; the pre-2003 invasion reports from the "Baghdad blogger" illustrated how solidarity is built through affective connections; and the science blog RealClimate continues to serve as a rapid-response site for the translation of expert claims for public audiences. Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics concludes with a bold outline for rhetorical studies after the internet.

Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta (Paperback, New edition): Karen Ferguson Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta (Paperback, New edition)
Karen Ferguson
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, Atlanta had the South's largest population of college-educated African Americans. The dictates of Jim Crow meant that these men and women were almost entirely excluded from public life, but as Karen Ferguson demonstrates, Roosevelt's New Deal opened unprecedented opportunities for black Atlantans struggling to achieve full citizenship. Black reformers, often working within federal agencies as social workers and administrators, saw the inclusion of African Americans in New Deal social welfare programs as a chance to prepare black Atlantans to take their rightful place in the political and social mainstream. They also worked to build a constituency they could mobilize for civil rights, in the process facilitating a shift from elite reform to the mass mobilization that marked the postwar black freedom struggle. Although these reformers' efforts were an essential prelude to civil rights activism, Ferguson argues that they also had lasting negative repercussions, embedded as they were in the politics of respectability. By attempting to impose bourgeois behavioral standards on the black community, elite reformers stratified it into those they determined deserving to participate in federal social welfare programs and those they consigned to remain at the margins of civic life. |Ferguson looks at how black reformers in Atlanta used New Deal federal programs to advance their struggle for citizenship--and how they used their authority as agents of the state to impose a bourgeois ""politics of respectability"" that effectively stratified the black community.

Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? - Theory, Practice and Policy (Hardcover): Devyani Prabhat Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? - Theory, Practice and Policy (Hardcover)
Devyani Prabhat
R2,869 Discovery Miles 28 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This innovative book considers the evolution of the contemporary issues surrounding British citizenship, integrating the social aspects and ideas of identity and belonging alongside its legal elements. With contributions from renowned lawyers and academics, it challenges the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status. The book is organised into three thematic parts. Expert contributors trace the life cycle of the citizenship process, focusing on becoming a British citizen, retaining this citizenship with its associated rights, and the potential loss of citizenship owing to immigration controls. Through a critical examination of the concepts and content of British citizenship, the premise that citizenship retracts from full membership in society in times of turmoil is questioned. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? will be a key resource for scholars and students working within the fields of migration, citizenship and immigration law. Including details of legal practice, it will also be of benefit to practitioners.

Struggle on Their Minds - The Political Thought of African American Resistance (Hardcover): Alex Zamalin Struggle on Their Minds - The Political Thought of African American Resistance (Hardcover)
Alex Zamalin
R899 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

American political thought has been shaped by those who fought back against social inequality, economic exclusion, the denial of political representation, and slavery, the country's original sin. Yet too often the voices of African American resistance have been neglected, silenced, or forgotten. In this timely book, Alex Zamalin considers key moments of resistance to demonstrate its current and future necessity, focusing on five activists across two centuries who fought to foreground slavery and racial injustice in American political discourse. Struggle on Their Minds shows how the core values of the American political tradition have been continually challenged-and strengthened-by antiracist resistance, creating a rich legacy of African American political thought that is an invaluable component of contemporary struggles for racial justice. Zamalin looks at the language and concepts put forward by the abolitionists David Walker and Frederick Douglass, the antilynching activist Ida B. Wells, the Black Panther Party organizer Huey Newton, and the prison abolitionist Angela Davis. Each helped revise and transform ideas about power, justice, community, action, and the role of emotion in political action. Their thought encouraged abolitionists to call for the eradication of slavery, black journalists to chastise American institutions for their indifference to lynching, and black radicals to police the police and to condemn racial injustice in the American prison system. Taken together, these movements pushed political theory forward, offering new language and concepts to sustain democracy in tense times. Struggle on Their Minds is a critical text for our contemporary moment, showing how the political thought that comes out of resistance can energize the practice of democratic citizenship and ultimately help address the prevailing problem of racial injustice.

Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China - Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi (Hardcover): Delia Lin Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China - Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi (Hardcover)
Delia Lin
R3,202 Discovery Miles 32 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Political discourse in contemporary China is intimately linked to the patriotic reverie of restoring China as a great civilisation, a dream of reformers since the beginning of the twentieth century. The concept and use of suzhi - a term that denotes the idea of cultivating a 'quality' citizenship - is central to this programme of rejuvenation, and is enjoying a revival. This book therefore offers an accessible and comprehensive analysis of suzhi, investigating the underlying cultural, philosophical and psychological foundations that propel the suzhi discourse. Using a new method to analyse Chinese governance - one that is both historical and discursive in approach - the book demonstrates how suzhi has been made into a political resource by the Chinese Communist Party-State, journeying from Confucianism to socialism. Ultimately, it asks the question: if we cannot rely on Western models of governance to explain how China is governed, what method of analysis can we use? Making use of over 200 Chinese-language primary sources, the book highlights the link between suzhi and similar discourses in post-Mao China, including those centring on notions of 'civilisation', 'harmonious society' and the 'China dream'. As the first book to provide an in-depth study of suzhi and its relevance in Chinese society, Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China will be useful for students and scholars of Chinese studies, Chinese politics and sociology.

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology - A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II (Paperback):... The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology - A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II (Paperback)
Daniel Haulman; Foreword by Charles E Mcgee
R659 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R151 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
North of Dixie - Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South (Hardcover): Mark Speltz North of Dixie - Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South (Hardcover)
Mark Speltz
R940 R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Save R133 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma-leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. In North of Dixie, historian Mark Speltz shines a light past the most iconic photographs of the era to focus on images of everyday activists who fought campaigns against segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination from Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles to Seattle, Des Moines, Wichita, and Spokane. With images by photojournalists, artists, and activists including Bob Adelman, Charles Brittin, Leonard Freed, Diana Davies, Matt Herron, Gordon Parks, and many others, North of Dixie offers a broader and more complex view of the American civil rights movement than is usually presented in books, television, and film. North of Dixie also considers the camera as a tool that served both those in support of the movement and against it. Photographs inspired activists, galvanized public support, and implored local and national politicians to act, but they also provided means of surveillance and repression that were used against movement participants. North of Dixie brings to light numerous long-forgotten or previously unknown images and illuminates the multifaceted story of the civil rights movement in the American North and West.

Jim Crow North - The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England (Hardcover): Richard Archer Jim Crow North - The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England (Hardcover)
Richard Archer
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, Shadrach Howard, David Ruggles, Frederick Douglass, and others had rejected demands that they relinquish their seats on various New England railroads. They were protesting segregation on Jim Crow cars, a term that originated in New England in 1839. Theirs was part of a larger movement for equal rights in antebellum New England. Using sit-ins, boycotts, petition drives, and other initiatives, African-American New Englanders and their white allies attempted to desegregate schools, transportation, neighborhoods, churches, and cultural venues. Above all they sought to be respected and treated as equals in a reputedly democratic society. Jim Crow North is the tale of that struggle and the racism that prompted it. Despite widespread racism, black New Englanders were remarkably successful. By the advent of the Civil War African American men could vote and hold office in every New England state but Connecticut. Schools, except in the largest cities of Connecticut and Rhode Island, were integrated. Railroads, stagecoaches, hotels, and cultural venues (with occasional aberrations) were free from discrimination. People of African descent and of European descent could marry one another and live peaceably, even in Maine and Rhode Island where such marriages were legally prohibited. There was an emerging, if still small, black middle class who benefitted most. But there were limits to progress. A majority of African-Americans in New England were mired in poverty preventing full equality both then and now.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Peter J Ling Martin Luther King, Jr. (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Peter J Ling
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peter Ling's acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed narrative of Martin Luther King's life with the key historiographical debates surrounding him and places both within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement. This fully revised and updated second edition includes an extended look at Black Power and a detailed analysis of the memorialization of King since his death, including President Obama's 50th anniversary address, and how conservative spokesmen have tried to appropriate King as an advocate of colour-blindness. Drawing on the wide-ranging and changing scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement, this volume condenses research previously scattered across a larger literature. Peter Ling's crisp and fluent style captures the drama, irony and pathos of King's life and provides an excellent introduction for students and others interested in King, the Civil Rights movement, and America in the 1960s.

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