Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America

Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America

by Ronald T. Takaki

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195063851
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/1979
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


One -- Republicanism

I. The "Iron Cage" in the New Nation

The Birth of a Virtuous People

Race and Republican Society

II. "Diseases" of the Mind and Sun

"Republican Machines"

The "Lovely White"

III. Within the "Bowels" of the Republic

Head Over Heart

Black Colonization

Red Lockeans

Two -- Enterprise

IV. Beyond Primitive Accumulation

Democracy in America:

The Inner World of the Bourgeoisie

The Market Revolution and Race

V. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Red Race on Our Borders"

An Age of Confidence

Jibbenainosay: Indian-Hatin in Fantasy

Jackson: Metaphysician of Indian-Hating

VI. The Metaphysics of Civilization: "The Black Race Within Our Bosom"

The Black Child/Savage: A Jacksonian Persuasion

"Warranteeism": A Vision of a "Marx of the Master Class"

Aesculapius Was a White Man: Race and the Cult of True Womanhood

Three -- Technology

VII. An American Prospero in King Arthur's Court

The New Body

White Technology: Anglo Over Mexican

The Triumph of Mind in Ameica

VIII. The Iron Horse in the West

"Red Gifts" and "White Gifts": The World Custer Lost

The Scientific Management of Indians

IX. Civilization in the "New South"

Machines and Magnolias" Black Labor in an Industrial Order

The "Negro Question": "Higher Life" in the South

X. The "Heathen Chinee" and American Technology

Ah Sin in America

A Yellow Proletariat: Caste and Class in Industrial America

A Vision ofCatastrophe: Henry George and the American Tower of Babel

Four -- Empire

XI. The Masculine Thrust Toward Asia

The "Iron Cage" in a Corporate Civilization

The New Empire: American Asceticism and the "New Navy"

XII. Down from the Gardens of Asia

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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