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Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne

Label
Imagining Black America
Title
Imagining Black America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wayne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Scientific research has now established that race should be understood as a social construct, not a true biological division of humanity. In Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne explores the construction and reconstruction of black America from the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown in 1619 to Barack Obama's reelection. Races have to be imagined into existence and constantly reimagined as circumstances change, Wayne argues, and as a consequence the boundaries of black America have historically been contested terrain. He discusses the emergence in the nineteenth century-and the erosion, during the past two decades-of the notorious "one-drop rule." He shows how significant periods of social transformation-emancipation, the Great Migration, the rise of the urban ghetto, and the Civil Rights Movement-raised major questions for black Americans about the defining characteristics of their racial community. And he explores how factors such as class, age, and gender have influenced perceptions of what it means to be black. Wayne also considers how slavery and its legacy have defined freedom in the United States. Black Americans, he argues, because of their deep commitment to the promise of freedom and the ideals articulated by the Founding Fathers, became and remain quintessential Americans-the "incarnation of America, " in the words of the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wayne, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race awareness
  • Race
  • United States
Label
Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A word about race -- Birth of a race -- On immigration, citizenship, and being "nott-Black" -- The Negro, "incarnation of America" -- Color and class -- The civil rights movement -- Black Power -- Black Americans : a changing demographic -- The "truly disadvantaged" -- The "privileged class" -- Reimagining America
Control code
FIEb17557240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780300197815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857879338
Label
Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A word about race -- Birth of a race -- On immigration, citizenship, and being "nott-Black" -- The Negro, "incarnation of America" -- Color and class -- The civil rights movement -- Black Power -- Black Americans : a changing demographic -- The "truly disadvantaged" -- The "privileged class" -- Reimagining America
Control code
FIEb17557240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780300197815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857879338

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