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Equality : an American dilemma, 1866-1896, Charles Postel

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Equality : an American dilemma, 1866-1896
Title
Equality
Title remainder
an American dilemma, 1866-1896
Statement of responsibility
Charles Postel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Civil War unleashed a torrent of claims for equality--in the chaotic years following the war, former slaves, women's rights activists, farmhands, and factory workers all engaged in the pursuit of the meaning of equality in America. This contest resulted in experiments in collective action, as millions joined leagues and unions. In Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1886, Charles Postel demonstrates how taking stock of these movements forces us to rethink some of the central myths of American history. Despite a nationwide push for equality, egalitarian impulses oftentimes clashed with one another. These dynamics get to the heart of the great paradox of the fifty years following the Civil War and of American history at large: Waves of agricultural, labor, and women’s rights movements were accompanied by the deepening of racial discrimination and oppression. Herculean efforts to overcome the economic inequality of the first Gilded Age and the sexual inequality of the late-Victorian social order emerged alongside Native American dispossession, Chinese exclusion, Jim Crow segregation, and lynch law. Now, as Postel argues, the twenty-first century has ushered in a second Gilded Age of savage socioeconomic inequalities. Convincing and learned, Equality explores the roots of these social fissures and speaks urgently to the need for expansive strides toward equality to meet our contemporary crisis. --
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Postel, Charles
Dewey number
305.50973
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Equality
  • Social movements
  • United States
  • United States
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Equality : an American dilemma, 1866-1896, Charles Postel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-368) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Equality -- Pt.I : Farmers' grange : -- 1. Federal origins -- 2. Anti-monopoly -- 3. Race and reunion -- Pt. II : Women's temperance : -- 4. Sex equality -- 5. Women's party -- Pt. III : Labor's knights : -- 6. Labor's hour -- 7. Equalizers -- 8. Social equality -- Pt. IV : Crisis of inequality : -- 9. Property and poverty -- 10. Separate and unequal -- Epilogue
Control code
on1083673626
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780809079636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083673626
Label
Equality : an American dilemma, 1866-1896, Charles Postel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-368) 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
Introduction: Equality -- Pt.I : Farmers' grange : -- 1. Federal origins -- 2. Anti-monopoly -- 3. Race and reunion -- Pt. II : Women's temperance : -- 4. Sex equality -- 5. Women's party -- Pt. III : Labor's knights : -- 6. Labor's hour -- 7. Equalizers -- 8. Social equality -- Pt. IV : Crisis of inequality : -- 9. Property and poverty -- 10. Separate and unequal -- Epilogue
Control code
on1083673626
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780809079636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083673626

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