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The Resource Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne

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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Wayne, Michael
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race awareness
  • Race
  • United States
Label
Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn869923120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 313 pages.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300206876
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869923120
Label
Imagining Black America, Michael Wayne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn869923120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 313 pages.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300206876
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869923120

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