Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States

Author: Michael T. Martin
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340249
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An exceptional resource, this comprehensive reader brings together primary and secondary documents related to the reparations movement in the United States. While the movement is united in its goal of "repairing" the injustices to African Americans that have followed from the long history of slavery and Jim Crow, this anthology reveals the range of opinions as to the form that repair might take. Some advocates of redress call for apologies; others for official acknowledgment of wrongdoing; and still others for material reparations: monetary compensation, government investment in disenfranchised communities, the restitution of lost property and rights. By activists and scholars of law, political science, African American studies, philosophy, economics, and history, the twenty-six essays include both previously published articles and pieces written specifically for this volume. Some essays theorize the historical and legal bases of claims for redress; some examine the history, strengths, and limitations of the reparations movement; and some explore its relation to human rights and social justice movements abroad. Others evaluate the movement's primary strategies--legislation, litigation, and mobilization. While all of the contributors support the campaign for redress in one way or another, many of them engage with arguments against reparations. Among the forty-seven primary documents included in the volume are federal, state, and municipal acts and resolutions; declarations and statements from organizations including the Black Panther Party and the NAACP; legal briefs and opinions; and findings and directives related to efforts to make amends, such as the Mandate for the Greensboro, North Carolina, Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States is a thorough assessment of the past, present, and future of the modern reparations movement.

Dear White Christians

Author: Jennifer Harvey
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802872077
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this provocative book Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. Harvey presents an insightful historical analysis of the painful fissures that emerged among activist Christians toward the end of the Civil Rights movement, and she shows the necessity of bringing "white" racial identity into clear view in order to counter today's oppressive social structures. A deeply constructive, hopeful work, Dear White Christians will help readers envision new racial possibilities, including concrete examples of contemporary reparations initiatives. This book is for any who care about the gospel call to justice but feel stuck trying to get there, given the ongoing prevalence of deep racial divisions in the church and society at large. W atch a 2015 interview with the author:

Family Money

Author: Jeffory Clymer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199897700
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Combining nuanced literary interpretations with significant legal cases, Family Money reveals a shared preoccupation with the financial quandaries emerging from interracial sexuality in nineteenth-century America. At stake, Clymer shows, were the very notions of family and the long-term distribution of wealth in the United States.

Beyond Slavery

Author: Bernadette J. Brooten
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
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In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality.

Race and Human Rights

Author: Curtis Stokes
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN:
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Following the horrific events of 9/11, the United States launched a "war on terrorism." exemplified by its invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the accompanying retrenchment of civil liberties here and aboard. Against this backdrop, and the growing debate about what constitutes human rights (whether, for example, it should be understood in "civil and political" or "social and economic" terms), contributors to this anthology argue that the struggle around defining and expanding the idea of human rights in the twenty-first century must be contextualized by an appreciation for the deep, persistent, and increasing levels of racial inequality in the United States and globally.

Unfinished Business

Author: Joel Quirk
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN:
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Child labor ; Comparative analysis ; Contemporary history ; Forced labor ; Government policy ; Human trafficking ; Liberation movements ; Modern history ; Prostitution ; Slavery.

Program

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
Publisher:
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