The Long, Lingering Shadow

Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere

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Author: Robert J. Cottrol

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820344052

Category: Law

Page: 370

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Students of American history know of the law's critical role in systematizing a racial hierarchy in the United States. Showing that this history is best appreciated in a comparative perspective, The Long, Lingering Shadow looks at the parallel legal histories of race relations in the United States, Brazil, and Spanish America. Robert J. Cottrol takes the reader on a journey from the origins of New World slavery in colonial Latin America to current debates and litigation over affirmative action in Brazil and the United States, as well as contemporary struggles against racial discrimination and Afro-Latin invisibility in the Spanish-speaking nations of the hemisphere. Ranging across such topics as slavery, emancipation, scientific racism, immigration policies, racial classifications, and legal processes, Cottrol unravels a complex odyssey. By the eve of the Civil War, the U.S. slave system was rooted in a legal and cultural foundation of racial exclusion unmatched in the Western Hemisphere. That system's legacy was later echoed in Jim Crow, the practice of legally mandated segregation. Jim Crow in turn caused leading Latin Americans to regard their nations as models of racial equality because their laws did not mandate racial discrimination--a belief that masked very real patterns of racism throughout the Americas. And yet, Cottrol says, if the United States has had a history of more-rigid racial exclusion, since the Second World War it has also had a more thorough civil rights revolution, with significant legal victories over racial discrimination. Cottrol explores this remarkable transformation and shows how it is now inspiring civil rights activists throughout the Americas.

In the Shadow of Dred Scott

St. Louis Freedom Suits and the Legal Culture of Slavery in Antebellum America

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Author: Kelly M. Kennington

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820345512

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Dred Scott suit for freedom, argues Kelly M. Kennington, was merely the most famous example of a phenomenon that was more widespread in antebellum American jurisprudence than is generally recognized. The author draws on the case files of more than three hundred enslaved individuals who, like Dred Scott and his family, sued for freedom in the local legal arena of St. Louis. Her findings open new perspectives on the legal culture of slavery and the negotiated processes involved in freedom suits. As a gateway to the American West, a major port on both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and a focal point in the rancorous national debate over slavery's expansion, St. Louis was an ideal place for enslaved individuals to challenge the legal systems and, by extension, the social systems that held them in forced servitude. Kennington offers an in-depth look at how daily interactions, webs of relationships, and arguments presented in court shaped and reshaped legal debates and public at�titudes over slavery and freedom in St. Louis. Kennington also surveys more than eight hundred state supreme court freedom suits from around the United States to situate the St. Louis example in a broader context. Although white enslavers dominated the antebellum legal system in St. Louis and throughout the slaveholding states, that fact did not mean that the system ignored the concerns of the subordinated groups who made up the bulk of the American population. By looking at a particular example of one group's encounters with the law―and placing these suits into conversation with similar en�counters that arose in appellate cases nationwide―Kennington sheds light on the ways in which the law responded to the demands of a variety of actors.

Lingering Shadow

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Author: Nirmal Kumar Mishra

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1414022298

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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"Lingering Shadow" is a novel of tremulous hopes and tremendous anticipation that's built up over 5 years of study at Chapel Hill where many things fall into place with an almost surreal delicacy. It relates to an anguished academic for whom unwelcome truths bubble up from some dark cavern, engaging the emotions and the intellect simultaneously. The story moves fluidly through the texture in a culture that's swirling with nostalgia, deception, and promise. It is a humane tale of a researcher stumbling in a dim glow that could be dawn or twilight. It is a novel with a tour of science, culture, and I creeping politics into science, and about the tenacity and mystery of faith. Written in uncluttered style, it enhances the stark quality of the human situation. The language is nostalgic, decently harmonic, and romantic in its sensibility. The solitude of the character, though absolute, is not monotonous. It seems to have different colors, shadings, subtle dynamics; it's an organism with a life of its own. It embodies the theme of metamorphosis. Rich in character and varied incidents and straying with pieces of memory, experience and anticipation into a civilization's fabric, the novel also finds some room for heart.

The Long Shadow of the British Empire

The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia

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Author: J. Milner-Thornton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137013087

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations created from these social interactions. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire.

Grassroots Development

Journal of the Inter-American Foundation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community development

Page: N.A

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A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

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Author: F Donald Logan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134786697

Category: History

Page: 384

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In this fascinating survey, F. Donald Logan introduces the reader to the Christian church, from the conversion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples through to the discovery of the New World.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2014 Issue

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Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615983

Category: History

Page: 203

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation

In the Eye of the Storm

Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Postcolonial Fiji

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Author: Brij V. Lal

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921666536

Category: Political Science

Page: 735

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To read this evocative book is to be thrust into a Fiji that has, for the moment, been snuffed out by military might: a Fiji of political parties, parliamentary politics, elections, manifestoes, campaigns, democractic defence of interests, party manoeuvres, and constitutional protection of rights and freedoms. It is a comprehensive and eloquent re-telling of the story of Fiji politics from independence in 1970 to 1999 through the perspective of Fiji's greatest living statesman, Jai Ram Reddy, by one of the world's most distinguished scholars of its history and politics.

The Lingering Shadow of Nazism

The Austrian Independent Party Movement Since 1945

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Author: Max E. Riedlsperger

Publisher: East European Monographs

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 214

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An important study of post-World War II Austrian neo-Nazi political activities focusing on the Austrian Independent Party movement.

Im Schatten des Banyanbaums

Roman

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Author: Vaddey Ratner

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293308325

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Die Kindheit der siebenjährigen Raami endet jäh, als die Roten Khmer in Kambodscha die Macht übernehmen und sämtliche Bewohner aus der Hauptstadt vertreiben. Die behütete Welt der Adelsfamilie bricht zusammen. Das Mädchen und ihre Angehörigen erleben die Grausamkeit der neuen Machthaber, aber auch die unermessliche Großzügigkeit der Menschen draußen auf dem weiten Land. Aus der Perspektive eines fantasiebegabten Mädchens, das unbeirrbar und mutig an seinen Träumen festhält, erzählt Vaddey Ratner eine unfassbare Lebensgeschichte, die auch die ihre ist.

Der Schatten im Wasser

Roman

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Author: Inger Frimansson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442735242

Category:

Page: 393

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Fortsetzung von äGute Nacht, mein Geliebterä: Nathans Sohn Micke will Justines äVerratä an seinem Vater rächen, den sie im Dschungel zurückgelassen haben soll, und Tor glaubt nach Jahren nicht daran, dass seine Frau Berit tot ist.

The Counter-Revolution of 1776

Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

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Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479808725

Category: History

Page: 363

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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain and in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were in revolt. For European colonists in America, the major threat to their security was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. It was a real and threatening possibility that London would impose abolition throughout the colonies—a possibility the founding fathers feared would bring slave rebellions to their shores. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their right to enslave others. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

Das Buch aus Blut und Schatten

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Author: Robin Wasserman

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401802925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 552

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Vor der Mordnacht hatte Nora zwei beste Freunde, Chris und Adriane. Und Max, den sie liebte. Nach jener Nacht hat sie Chris’ Blut an den Händen, Adriane steht unter Schock - und Max ist verschwunden. Was bleibt, ist ein okkultes Buch, das in jener Nacht seine grausige Botschaft offenbarte: Blut und Tod. Was bleibt, ist das mysteriöse Signum von Chris’ Mördern - einer jahrhundertealten Geheimgesellschaft. Gefangen zwischen Lüge und Schatten, behält Nora nur eine Gewissheit: Chris’ Blut war erst der Anfang - und sie selbst wird das Ende sein.

Akademi Awarded Novels in English

Millennium Responses

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Author: Mithilesh K. Pandey

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 9788176253604

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 199

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Contributed articles.

God's Good Man

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Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465536841

Category: English fiction

Page: 523

View: 9814

A novel of romantic and religious aspect in which a young clergyman falls in love with an attractive wealthy woman moving in smart Edwardian society.

Atlantic Monthly

A Magazine of Literature, Art and Politics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Schatten über dem Hudson

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Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446198524

Category:

Page: 644

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Die Welt der polnisch-jüdischen Emigranten in New York Ende der 40er-Jahre. - Der Nobelpreisträger lässt seine gestrandeten Figuren ausgiebig Politik und Religion, den Holocaust und die jüdische Frage reflektieren. Originalausg.: 1958.