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Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past (Hardcover): A J Aiseirithe, Donald Yacovone Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past (Hardcover)
A J Aiseirithe, Donald Yacovone
R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Freedom's Journey - African American Voices of the Civil War (Hardcover, 1st ed): Donald Yacovone Freedom's Journey - African American Voices of the Civil War (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Donald Yacovone
R884 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R307 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The men and women represented in this book had the extraordinary opportunity of witnessing the end of a 200-year struggle for freedom: the Civil War. Gathered here are the stirring testimonies of many African Americans including slaves who endured their last years of servitude before escaping from their masters, soldiers who fought for the freedom of their brethren and for equal rights, and reporters who covered the defeat of their oppressors. These African American voices include the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the war; Martin R. Delany on his meeting with Lincoln to gain permission to raise an army of African Americans; Susie King Taylor on her life as laundress and nurse to a Union regiment in the deep South; Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln's journey to Richmond after its fall; Elijah P. Marrs on rising from slave to Union sergeant while fighting for his freedom in Kentucky; and letters from black soldiers to black newspapers. Each testimony is presented unabridged, allowing the full flavor of these voices to be heard, and each is supplemented with introductions and notes that provide rich context.

Freedom's Journey - African American Voices of the Civil War (Paperback, New): Donald Yacovone Freedom's Journey - African American Voices of the Civil War (Paperback, New)
Donald Yacovone; Foreword by Charles Fuller
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Some were slaves who endured their last years of servitude before escaping from their masters; some were soldiers who fought for the freedom of their brethren and for equal rights; some were reporters who covered the defeat of their oppressors. Here, for the first time, are collected the testimonies of African Americans who witnessed the Civil War. They include the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the war; Martin R. Delany on his meeting with Lincoln to gain permission to raise an army of African Americans; Susie King Taylor on her life as a laundress and nurse to a Union regiment in the deep South; Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln's journey to Richmond after its fall; Elijah P. Marrs on rising from slave to Union sergeant while fighting for his freedom in Kentucky; letters from black soldiers to black newspapers; and much more.

Lincoln on Race and Slavery (Paperback): Henry Louis Gates, Donald Yacovone Lincoln on Race and Slavery (Paperback)
Henry Louis Gates, Donald Yacovone; Introduction by Henry Louis Gates
R470 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R97 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Generations of Americans have debated the meaning of Abraham Lincoln's views on race and slavery. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation and supported a constitutional amendment to outlaw slavery, yet he also harbored grave doubts about the intellectual capacity of African Americans, publicly used the n-word until at least 1862, and favored permanent racial segregation. In this book--the first complete collection of Lincoln's important writings on both race and slavery--readers can explore these contradictions through Lincoln's own words. Acclaimed Harvard scholar and documentary filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the full range of Lincoln's views, gathered from his private letters, speeches, official documents, and even race jokes, arranged chronologically from the late 1830s to the 1860s.

Complete with definitive texts, rich historical notes, and an original introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this book charts the progress of a war within Lincoln himself. We witness his struggles with conflicting aims and ideas--a hatred of slavery and a belief in the political equality of all men, but also anti-black prejudices and a determination to preserve the Union even at the cost of preserving slavery. We also watch the evolution of his racial views, especially in reaction to the heroic fighting of black Union troops.

At turns inspiring and disturbing, "Lincoln on Race and Slavery" is indispensable for understanding what Lincoln's views meant for his generation--and what they mean for our own.

A Shared Experience - Men, Women, and the History of Gender (Paperback, New): Laura McCall, Donald Yacovone A Shared Experience - Men, Women, and the History of Gender (Paperback, New)
Laura McCall, Donald Yacovone
R543 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R76 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For decades, women's history has been one of the most dynamic fields in all of American history. More recently, the study of manhood has drawn the attention of scholars, students, and general readers. Despite the obvious intersections of female and male gender roles, the nineteenth-century doctrine of "separate spheres" has dominated historical inquiry. The shared experiences and complementary lives of men and women have rarely been considered. This important new anthology, reflecting recent trends in the history of men and women, calls for the reintegration of the study of gender.

Only by focusing on the "similarities," as well as the differences, in the lives of men and women can we achieve a fully representative portrait. The essays in this exciting collection, most commissioned exclusively for this book, cover American history from colonial times to the present, representing multicultural and interdisciplinary scholarship at its most persuasive.

Combining compelling subjects and thorough research, the contributors represent an appealing mix of established authors and new scholars. A lively blend of experience and innovation, A Shared Experiencemarks an important step in the development of American history and the burgeoning field of gender studies.

A Voice of Thunder - A BLACK SOLDIER'S CIVIL WAR (Paperback, New Ed): George Stephens, Donald Yacovone A Voice of Thunder - A BLACK SOLDIER'S CIVIL WAR (Paperback, New Ed)
George Stephens, Donald Yacovone
R579 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R44 (8%) Special order

George E. Stephens, the most important African-American war correspondent of his era, served in the famed black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, subject of the film Glory. His letters from the front, published in the New York Weekly Anglo-African, brilliantly detail two wars: one against the Confederacy and one against the brutal, debilitating racism within his own Union Army. Together with Donald Yacovone's biographical introduction detailing Stephens's life and times, they provide a singular perspective on the greatest crisis in the history of the United States. Stephens chronicled the African-American quest for freedom in reports from southern Maryland and eastern Virginia in 1861 and 1862 that detailed, among other issues of the day, the Army of the Potomac's initial encounter with slavery, the heroism of fugitive slaves, and the brutality both Southerners and Union troops inflicted on them. From the inception of the Fifty-fourth early in 1863 Stephens was the unit's voice, telling of its struggle against slavery and its quest to win the pay it had been promised. His description of the July 18, 1863, assault on Battery Wagner near Charleston, South Carolina, and his writings on the unit's eighteen-month campaign to be paid as much as white troops are gripping accounts of continued heroism in the face of persistent insult. The Weekly Anglo-African was the preeminent African-American newspaper of its time. Stephens's correspondence, intimate and authoritative, takes in an expansive array of issues and anticipates nearly all modern assessments of the black role in the Civil War. His commentary on the Lincoln administration's wartime policy and his conviction that the issues of race and slavery were central to nineteenth-century American life mark him as a major American social critic.

The Black Abolitionist Papers, Volume IV - The United States, 1847-1858 (Hardcover, 1st New edition): C.Peter Ripley The Black Abolitionist Papers, Volume IV - The United States, 1847-1858 (Hardcover, 1st New edition)
C.Peter Ripley; Edited by Donald Yacovone, C.Peter Ripley
R3,026 Discovery Miles 30 260 Special order

The passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, more than any other event in the 1850s, provoked a widespread, emotionally charged reaction among northern blacks. Entire communities responded to the law that threatened free blacks as well as fugitive slaves with arbitrary arrest and enslavement. This volume pays particular attention to black resistance through such community efforts as vigilance committees and the underground railroad.
This five-volume documentary collection--culled from an international archival search that turned up over 14,000 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, and newspaper editorials--reveals how black abolitionists represented the core of the antislavery movement. While the first two volumes consider black abolitionists in the British Isles and Canada (the home of some 60,000 black Americans on the eve of the Civil War), the remaining volumes examine the activities and opinions of black abolitionists in the United States from 1830 until the end of the Civil War. In particular, these volumes focus on their reactions to African colonization and the idea of gradual emancipation, the Fugitive Slave Law, and the promise brought by emancipation during the war.

The Black Abolitionist Papers - Vol. III: The United States, 1830-1846 (Hardcover, New edition): Donald Yacovone The Black Abolitionist Papers - Vol. III: The United States, 1830-1846 (Hardcover, New edition)
Donald Yacovone
R3,158 Discovery Miles 31 580 Special order

This five-volume documentary collection--culled from an international archival search that turned up over 14,000 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, and newspaper editorials--reveals how black abolitionists represented the core of the antislavery movement. While the first two volumes consider black abolitionists in the British Isles and Canada (the home of some 60,000 black Americans on the eve of the Civil War), the remaining volumes examine the activities and opinions of black abolitionists in the United States from 1830 until the end of the Civil War. In particular, these volumes focus on their reactions to African colonization and the idea of gradual emancipation, the Fugitive Slave Law, and the promise brought by emancipation during the war.

The Black Abolitionist Papers - Vol. V: The United States, 1859-1865 (Hardcover, New edition): Donald Yacovone The Black Abolitionist Papers - Vol. V: The United States, 1859-1865 (Hardcover, New edition)
Donald Yacovone
R3,149 Discovery Miles 31 490 Special order

This five-volume documentary collection--culled from an international archival search that turned up over 14,000 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, and newspaper editorials--reveals how black abolitionists represented the core of the antislavery movement. While the first two volumes consider black abolitionists in the British Isles and Canada (the home of some 60,000 black Americans on the eve of the Civil War), the remaining volumes examine the activities and opinions of black abolitionists in the United States from 1830 until the end of the Civil War. In particular, these volumes focus on their reactions to African colonization and the idea of gradual emancipation, the Fugitive Slave Law, and the promise brought by emancipation during the war.

Hope and Glory - Essays on the Legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback, 2nd): Martin H. Blatt, Thomas J. Brown,... Hope and Glory - Essays on the Legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (Paperback, 2nd)
Martin H. Blatt, Thomas J. Brown, Donald Yacovone; Foreword by Colin L Powell
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Special order

This work examines the lasting influence of the most famous black military unit of the Civil War. It was the semifinalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award. The monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, located on Boston Common, stands at a symbolic crossroads of American history. A reminder of the nation's ongoing struggle over race, it captures the Civil War's higher purpose - the end of slavery - and memorializes those black soldiers and white officers who made common cause in the service of freedom. The monument and the saga of the 54th Massachusetts remain powerful touchstones, inspiring enduring meditations such as Robert Lowell's poem ""For the Union Dead"" and the popular film ""Glory"". This volume brings together the best scholarship on the history of the 54th, the formation of collective memory and identity, and the ways Americans have responded to the story of the regiment and the Saint-Gaudens monument. Contributors use the historical record and popular remembrance of the 54th as a lens for examining race and community in the United States. The essays range in time from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and encompass history, literature, art, music, and popular culture. In addition to the editors and Colin Powell, who writes about the memory and example of the 54th in his own career, contributors include Stephen Belyea, David W. Blight, Thomas Cripps, Kathryn Greenthal, James Oliver Horton, Edwin S. Redkey, Marilyn Richardson, Kirk Savage, James Smethurst, Cathy Stanton, Helen Vendler, Denise Von Glahn, and Joan Waugh.

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