Race and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation Building in the Early Republic / Edition 1

Race and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation Building in the Early Republic / Edition 1

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by Michael A. Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742521311

ISBN-13: 9780742521315

Pub. Date: 06/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

By 1840, American politics was a paradox—unprecedented freedom and equality for men of European descent, and the simultaneous isolation and degradation of people of African and Native American descent. Historians have characterized this phenomenon as the 'white republic.' Race and the Early Republic offers a rich account of how this paradox evolved, beginning

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By 1840, American politics was a paradox—unprecedented freedom and equality for men of European descent, and the simultaneous isolation and degradation of people of African and Native American descent. Historians have characterized this phenomenon as the 'white republic.' Race and the Early Republic offers a rich account of how this paradox evolved, beginning with the fledgling nation of the 1770s and running through the antebellum years. The essays in the volume, written by a wide array of scholars, are arranged so as to allow a clear understanding of how and why white political supremacy came to be in the early United States. Race and the Early Republic is a collection of diverse, insightful and interrelated essays that promote an easy understanding of why and how people of color were systematically excluded from the early U.S. republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521315
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Pursuit of Whiteness: Property, Terror, and Expansion, 1790-18605
2"Believing That Many of the Red People Suffer Much for the Want of Food": Hunting, Agriculture, and a Quaker Construction of Indianness in the Early Republic27
3From Class to Race in Early America: Northern Post-Emancipation Racial Reconstruction55
4The "Condition" Debate and Racial Discourse in the Antebellum North75
5"Here in America There Is Neither King Nor Tyrant": European Encounters with Race, "Freedom," and Their European Pasts95
6Modernizing "Difference": The Political Meanings of Color in the Free States, 1776-1840113
7Making the "White Man's Country" White: Race, Slavery, and State-Building in the Jacksonian South135
8"We Have a Country": Race, Geography, and the Invention of Indian Territory159
9The Culmination of Racial Polarities and Prejudice177
Index197
About the Contributors201

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