Hoffnung Auf Freiheit

Author : Nora Kreuzenbeck
ISBN : 9783839424353
Genre : History
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In der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts erwogen mehr und mehr African Americans, den Rassismus und die Ausgrenzung in den USA hinter sich zu lassen und nach Haiti auszuwandern. Haiti hatte sich nach der Haitianischen Revolution (1791-1804) als schwarzer Nationalstaat gegründet. Dort, so nahmen viele Emigrierende an, ließen sich jene Hoffnungen auf Heimat, Zugehörigkeit und Staatsbürgerlichkeit verwirklichen, die ihnen in Nordamerika verwehrt blieben. Nora Kreuzenbeck verknüpft mikrohistorische Perspektiven mit kulturgeschichtlichen Fragestellungen und folgt historischen Akteurinnen und Akteuren auf ihren Reisen zwischen den USA und der Karibik.
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Zur Geschichte Der Gleichung Germanisch Deutsch

Author : Heinrich Beck
ISBN : 3110175363
Genre : History
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This volume investigates why for centuries the Germans have unhesitatingly regarded the ancient Germanic tribes as their direct ancestors. The papers analyze the complex processes of this equation, which was often maintained in the knowledge that it was untenable, and its political consequences.
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Writing The Northland

Author : Barbara Stefanie Giehmann
ISBN : 9783826044595
Genre : Alaska
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Manifest Manhood And The Antebellum American Empire

Author : Amy S. Greenberg
ISBN : 0521840961
Genre : History
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The US-Mexico War (1846–8) brought two centuries of dramatic territorial expansionism to a close, seemingly fulfilling America's Manifest destiny. Or did it? As politicians schemed to annex new lands in Latin America and the Pacific, some Americans took expansionism into their own hands. From 1848–60, an epidemic of unsanctioned attacks by American mercenaries (filibusters) took place. This book documents the potency of Manifest destiny in the antebellum era, and situates imperial lust in the context of social and economic transformations that were changing the meaning of manhood and womanhood in the US. Easy victory over Mexico in 1848 led many American men to embrace both an aggressive vision of expansionism and an equally martial vision of manhood. Debates about the propriety of aggression abroad polarized the public at home, shaping antebellum Presidential elections, foreign policies, gender relations, and ultimately the failure of sectional compromise before the Civil War.
Category: History

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Feminist As Thinker

Author : Ellen Carol DuBois
ISBN : 9780814720790
Genre : History
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More than one hundred years after her death, Elizabeth Cady Stanton still stands—along with her close friend Susan B. Anthony—as the major icon of the struggle for women’s suffrage. In spite of this celebrity, Stanton’s intellectual contributions have been largely overshadowed by the focus on her political activities, and she is yet to be recognized as one of the major thinkers of the nineteenth century. Here, at long last, is a single volume exploring and presenting Stanton’s thoughtful, original, lifelong inquiries into the nature, origins, range, and solutions of women’s subordination. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker reintroduces, contextualizes, and critiques Stanton’s numerous contributions to modern thought. It juxtaposes a selection of Stanton’s own writings, many of them previously unavailable, with eight original essays by prominent historians and social theorists interrogating Stanton’s views on such pressing social issues as religion, marriage, race, the self and community, and her place among leading nineteenth century feminist thinkers. Taken together, these essays and documents reveal the different facets, enduring insights, and fascinating contradictions of the work of one of the great thinkers of the feminist tradition. Contributors: Barbara Caine, Richard Cándida Smith, Ellen Carol DuBois, Ann D. Gordon, Vivian Gornick, Kathi Kern, Michele Mitchell, and Christine Stansell.
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True Women And Westward Expansion

Author : Adrienne Caughfield
ISBN : 9781603446037
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the early nineteenth century, many women championed expansion for the cause of civilization while avoiding the masculine world of politics. Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of ninety Texas women, offering a new understanding of not only gender roles in the West but also the impulse for expansionism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Journal Of The Civil War Era

Author : William A. Blair
ISBN : 9780807852644
Genre : History
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 2 June 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War Era: A Special Issue Editor's Note William Blair Articles W. Caleb Mcdaniel & Bethany L. Johnson New Approaches to Internationalizing the History of the Civil War: An Introduction Gale L. Kenny Manliness and Manifest Racial Destiny: Jamaica and African American Emigration in the 1850s Edward B. Rugemer Slave Rebels and Abolitionists: The Black Atlantic and the Coming of the Civil War Peter Kolchin Comparative Perspectives on Emancipation in the U.S. South: Reconstruction, Radicalism, and Russia Susan-Mary Grant The Lost Boys: Citizen-Soldiers, Disabled Veterans, and Confederate Nationalism in the Age of People's War Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Mark W. Geiger "Follow the Money" Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.
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For Liberty And The Republic

Author : Ricardo A. Herrera
ISBN : 9781479823031
Genre : History
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In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In For Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier and citizen from the War of Independence through the first year of the Civil War. The work analyzes an idealized republican ideology as a component of soldiering in both peace and war. Herrera argues that American soldiers’ belief system—the military ethos of republicanism—drew from the larger body of American political thought. This ethos illustrated and informed soldiers’ faith in an inseparable connection between bearing arms on behalf of the republic, and earning and holding citizenship in it. Despite the undeniable existence of customs, organizations, and behaviors that were uniquely military, the officers and enlisted men of the regular army, states’ militias, and wartime volunteers were the products of their society, and they imparted what they understood as important elements of American thought into their service. Drawing from military and personal correspondence, journals, orderly books, militia constitutions, and other documents in over forty archives in twenty-three states, Herrera maps five broad, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing threads of thought constituting soldiers’ beliefs: Virtue; Legitimacy; Self-governance; Glory, Honor, and Fame; and the National Mission. Spanning periods of war and peace, these five themes constituted a coherent and long-lived body of ideas that informed American soldiers’ sense of identity for generations.
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