A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration / Edition 1

A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration / Edition 1

by Steven Hahn
     
 

This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people--an embryonic black nation. As Hahn demonstrates, rural African-Americans were central political actors in the great events of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building. At the same time, Hahn asks us to think in more expansive ways… See more details below

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This is the epic story of how African-Americans, in the six decades following slavery, transformed themselves into a political people--an embryonic black nation. As Hahn demonstrates, rural African-Americans were central political actors in the great events of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building. At the same time, Hahn asks us to think in more expansive ways about the nature and boundaries of politics and political practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674017658
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
494,919
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Looking Out from Slavery

Part I: "The Jacobins of the Country"

1. Of Chains and Threads

2. "The Choked Voice of a Race at Last Unloosed"

3. Of Rumors and Revelations

Part II: To Build a New Jerusalem

4. Reconstructing the Body Politic

5. "A Society Turned Bottomside Up"

6. Of Paramilitary Politics

Part III: The Unvanquished

7. The Education of Henry Adams

8. Of Ballots and Biracialism

9. The Valley and the Shadows

Epilogue: "Up, You Mighty Race"

Appendix: Black Leaders Data Set

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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