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The Resource Race and liberty in America : the essential reader, edited by Jonathan Bean

Race and liberty in America : the essential reader, edited by Jonathan Bean

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Race and liberty in America : the essential reader
Title
Race and liberty in America
Title remainder
the essential reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Bean
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its emergence, the United States' two-party political system has been criticized for polarizing public opinion. Instead of objective deliberation of such major issues as race relations, partisanship has too often undermined the process and distorted the outcome. One group of thinkers, however, has refused to be defined by either conservative or liberal classifications - classical liberals have shaped the history of the nation by fighting for abolitionism and the allied struggles against Chinese exclusion, abuse of native Americans, Japanese internment, and Jim Crow and other racial distinctions in the law. Nonetheless, the nation's preoccupation with left-versus-right politics has overshadowed how classical liberals have been decisive in shaping the history of race and liberty in America. Race and Liberty in America explains the major themes of the anti-racist, classical liberal tradition of individual liberty and equality, demonstrating how it has inspired individuals to improve race relations in the United States. Rooted in the Judeo-Christian natural-law tradition, classical liberals have advocated freedom from governmental interference, abolition of prejudicial law, equality under a uniform rule of law guaranteed by the Constitution, and market-based entrepreneurial opportunity. The book offers numerous documents, from the Declaration of Independence to the 2006 Open Letter on Immigration and beyond, as well as government statutes, sermons, party platforms, and speeches that demonstrate how classical liberalism was at the forefront of the fight to change America's racial inequality. Each chapter investigates a specific time period in American history, ranging from the Revolution to the present, and addresses major events and concerns. The commentary assembled here covers the antislavery movement, post-Civil War reconstruction, Progressive Era, Republican era of the 1920s, the Great Depression and World War II, and the civil rights era. Citing such influential Americans as Thomas Jefferson, Louis Marshall, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington, plus those missing from other books and heretofore lost to history, Bean demonstrates the major impact of classical liberal thought on race relations and investigates how it has helped shape both law and public opinion"--Publisher's description
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digitized
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N$T
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
R248 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bean, Jonathan J
Series statement
Independent studies in political economy
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  • Minorities
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights movements
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • Social Science
  • History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights movements
  • Minorities
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • USA
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Race and liberty in America : the essential reader, edited by Jonathan Bean
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
List of documents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Civil rights and classical liberalism -- Antislavery (1776-1853) -- The Republican era (1854-1876) -- Colorblindness in a color-conscious era (1877-1920) -- Republicans and race (1921-1932) -- The Roosevelt years (1933-1945) -- Classical liberals in the civil rights era (1946-1964) -- Individualists in an age of group discrimination (1965-Present) -- Conclusion : past, present, future
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ocn753968486
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1 online resource (xxii, 331 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813139067
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • 22573/ctt2hgh0t
  • 97BC99D1-95C1-4051-BE8F-D1FC9C4D0723
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  • (Sirsi) o753968486
  • (OCoLC)753968486
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Race and liberty in America : the essential reader, edited by Jonathan Bean
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of documents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Civil rights and classical liberalism -- Antislavery (1776-1853) -- The Republican era (1854-1876) -- Colorblindness in a color-conscious era (1877-1920) -- Republicans and race (1921-1932) -- The Roosevelt years (1933-1945) -- Classical liberals in the civil rights era (1946-1964) -- Individualists in an age of group discrimination (1965-Present) -- Conclusion : past, present, future
Control code
ocn753968486
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813139067
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt2hgh0t
  • 97BC99D1-95C1-4051-BE8F-D1FC9C4D0723
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o753968486
  • (OCoLC)753968486
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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