Puts forth the idea that the Union's relentless effort during the American Civil War was less about the end of slavery and more about the conviction that preserving the Union was the world's best hope for democracy. By the author of The Confederate War.
In None so Fit to Break the Chains Dan Swain offers an interpretation of Marx's ethics that foregrounds his commitment to working class self-emancipation and uses it as a guiding thread to interpret the different aspects of Marx’s ethical thought.
In the vast universe, 100 races coexisted. A mutated blood spirit allowed Mu Qing to rise up from earth to fight against the bug clan. The purple bamboo forest attracted millions of thunder tribulations, and the black Kun Peng flapped its wings, crushing countless powerhouses. There was only one Imperial Lord in the starry sky!
An authoritative analysis of the Emancipation Proclamation addresses such issues as its unfavorable comparison to more eloquent Lincoln addresses and its questionable reflection of Lincoln's character, drawing on historical documents to reveal the president's purposes in planning and issuing the Proclamation. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Chapter 1 A BENIGN INTRODUCTION -- chapter 2 A PLACE OF EXCEPTIONAL UNIVERSAL VALUE -- chapter 3 A TALE OF TWO HISTORIES -- chapter 4 THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ENLIGHTENMENT -- chapter 5 WHAT DO GODS HAVE TO DO WITH ENLIGHTENMENT? -- chapter 6 A BAROQUE CONCLUSION.
Written by leading authors in their respective fields, this first comprehensive handbook on the relationship between modern Judaism and historical thinking contributes to a differentiated interpretation of Jewish historiography and its interaction with other academic disciplines since the Enlightenment.
What is the meaning of blackness in Africa? This title tackles the question of race in West Africa through its post-colonial manifestations. Pierre examines key facets of contemporary Ghanaian society, from the pervasive significance of 'whiteness' to the practice of chemical skin-bleaching to the government's active promotion of Pan-African 'heritage tourism'.
A biography of the radical writer and politician who introduced the term "anti-Semitism" into politics, revealing the way in which anti-Semitism came to permeate German thought in the nineteenth century
Most studies of emancipation's consequences have focused on the South. Moving the discussion to the North, Leslie Schwalm enriches our understanding of the national impact of the transition from slavery to freedom. Emancipation's Diaspora follows the lives and experiences of thousands of men and women who liberated themselves from slavery, made their way to overwhelmingly white communities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and worked to live in dignity as free women and men and as citizens. Schwalm explores the hotly contested politics of black enfranchisement as well as collisions over segregation, civil rights, and the more informal politics of race--including how slavery and emancipation would be remembered and commemorated. She examines how gender shaped the politics of race, and how gender relations were contested and negotiated within the black community. Based on extensive archival research, Emancipation's Diaspora shows how in churches and schools, in voting booths and Masonic temples, in bustling cities and rural crossroads, black and white Midwesterners--women and men--shaped the local and national consequences of emancipation.
This book is a study of modern politics, from a Socialist and Left-wing perspective. As a collection of essays on political ideas, it presents an analysis of the crisis of our times, through examining the various crises and problems which define modern society. It considers individual political aspects of the contemporary problems of Capitalist politics, ranging from economic crisis to social crisis, from Imperialism to the environmental crisis. As such, it serves to outline a solid argument for a better politics today: the politics of Socialism and Democratic Socialism.