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Stony the road : reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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Summary:

"A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked 'a new birth of freedom' in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the 'nadir' of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The book will be accompanied by a new PBS documentary series on the same topic, with full promotional support from PBS."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 973.0496 G223 (Text) 37801000636561 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/14/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525559535
  • ISBN: 0525559531
  • Physical Description: xxii, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-279) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Antislavery/antislave : -- Backlash: the white resistance to black Reconstruction -- The old Negro: race, science, literature, and the birth of Jim Crow : -- Chains of being: the black body and the white mind -- Framing blackness: Sambo art and the visual rhetoric of white supremacy -- The United States of race: mass-producing stereotypes and fear -- The new Negro: -- Redeeming the race from the redeemers -- Reframing race: enter the new Negro -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked 'a new birth of freedom' in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the 'nadir' of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a "New Negro" to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The book will be accompanied by a new PBS documentary series on the same topic, with full promotional support from PBS." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Segregation > History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans > History > 1863-1877.
African Americans > History > 1877-1964.
White supremacy movements > United States > History.
Racism in popular culture > United States > History.
Visual communication > Social aspects > United States > History.
United States > Race relations > History > 19th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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