Reparations for Slavery: A Reader / Edition 1

Reparations for Slavery: A Reader / Edition 1

by Ronald Paul Salzberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742514765

ISBN-13: 9780742514768

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Should reparations be paid for slavery? If so, who would pay them? Could compensation made today possibly atone for centuries-old injustices? As the debate rages on, Reparations for Slavery: A Reader provides a comprehensive guide to the ethical issues, questions, and historical context of this complex issue.  See more details below

Overview

Should reparations be paid for slavery? If so, who would pay them? Could compensation made today possibly atone for centuries-old injustices? As the debate rages on, Reparations for Slavery: A Reader provides a comprehensive guide to the ethical issues, questions, and historical context of this complex issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742514768
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IWhy reparations? : slavery and its aftermath3
1The conditions of slavery5
Reading 1Incidents in the life of a slave girl11
Reading 2What to the slave is the 4th of July?14
2Restoring white supremacy : Jim Crow17
3The continuing injuries of slavery and Jim Crow29
4Slavery's insults : the continuing nonmaterial injuries of slavery33
Pt. IIEarly reparations initiatives59
5The nineteenth century61
Reading 1Reparations bill for the African slaves in the United States - the first session fortieth Congress64
Reading 2Speaking to the U.S. House of Representatives on section 4 of H. R. 29 - the 1867 Slave Reparation Bill65
6The mid-twentieth century69
Reading 1The Black Manifesto - 196970
Reading 2Compensatory justice and the Black Manifesto76
Reading 3H. R. 40, IH 33, 106th Congress, 1st session91
Reading 4The official record from Hansard of the debate initiated by Lord Gifford QC in the House of Lords of the British Parliament on 14th March 1996 concerning the African reparations96
Pt. IIIThe contemporary moral debate over restitution121
7Reparations for slavery in the popular press127
Reading 1Ten reasons why reparations for blacks is a bad idea for blacks - and racist too127
Reading 2Ten reasons : a response to David Horowitz130
8Reparations for slavery in scholarly writing141
Reading 1The case for reparations141
Reading 2The case against reparations151
Pt. IVUnderlying questions of responsibility and entitlement163
9Collective responsibility : am I responsible for the misdeeds of others?169
Reading 1Collective responsibility169
Reading 2Relationships and responsibilities180
10Historical responsibility : are the sins of the fathers to be visited on their great-great-grandchildren?197
Reading 1Ancient wrongs and modern rights197
Reading 2Superseding historic injustice205
Reading 3Historical obligations224
Reading 4Historical injustice and reparations : justifying claims of descendants236
Pt. VSome devilish details261
11Legal matters263
Reading 1Forum : making the case for racial reparations, Harper's Magazine263
12Economic calculations289
Reading 1Wealth matters, from Being black, living in the red290
Pt. VIAlternatives301
13Between vengeance and forgiveness303
Reading 1From Between vengeance and forgiveness303

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