Slavery and public history

the tough stuff of American memory

Publisher: New Press, Publisher: Distributed by Norton in New York

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  • Slavery -- United States -- History.,
  • Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.,
  • Slavery -- United States -- Historiography.,
  • Public history -- United States.,
  • Historic sites -- Political aspects -- United States.,
  • United States -- Race relations.

Edition Notes

Statementedited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton.
ContributionsHorton, James Oliver., Horton, Lois E.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE441 .S625 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22727217M
ISBN 101565849604
ISBN 109781565849600

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Little evidence of Detroit’s history of slavery remains today. In fact, few people who pass through the intersection of Woodward and Jefferson avenues in the heart of the city may realize it once was the site of a public whipping post. For Miles, that is just one little-known fact . Books (K-8) Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Young Folks Edition): This is essential, in my opinion, because so many other books refer to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book as pivotal in the recognition of the evils of slavery in America. Although I had a copy of the book, this children’s edition is available online, too. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling.   A panel made up of the center’s staff, an independent education researcher with a background in middle- and high-school education and a history professor with expertise in . Sylviane Diouf talks about her book, [Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons], in which she presents a history of people who escaped slavery and created self-sufficient communities in.

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Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory is a collection of essays about the dilemmas of race, slavery, and the public memory of slavery.

The /5(16). Through a collection of essays, this book examines how public historians approach the institution of slavery as part of American history. It is an uncomfortable and difficult part of the nation's past that stands out in sharp contrast with the founding principles of the United States (vii).4/5(23).

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memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a. The history and the continuing resonance of slavery is one of the last great unmentionables in public discourse. This grand and groundbreaking volume does much to illuminate the challenges, ambiguities, and risks faced by those who dare Brand: New Press, The.

Others are dramatic turns of events, making evident the public's willingness to consider slavery within the larger American narrative.

In some regards, however, the case studies argue against the larger theme of the book—that the history of slavery is a "fishbone in the nation's throat," as Ed Linenthal phrases it in a thoughtful epilogue. In recent years, the culture wars have included arguments about the way that slavery is taught and remembered in books, films, television programs, historical sites, and museums.

In the first attempt to examine this phenomenon, Slavery and Public History looks at recent controversies surrounding the interpretation of slavery’s history in the public arena, with contributions by such noted.

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James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. This book is a collection of essays that focus on public history and the difficulty that public historians encounter in dealing with the nation’s most enduring contradiction: the history of American slavery in a country dedicated to freedom. Paperback or Softback.

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By: the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to the dispute over Thomas Jefferson's. “A fascinating collection of essays” by eminent historians exploring how we teach, remember, and confront the history and legacy of American slavery (Booklist Online).

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The book is intended primarily for professionals at all levels in the public history field, as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in museum studies and public history programs. It will also be of interest to anyone teaching the history of slavery, either as an historical topic or in the context of exploring contemporary.

Slavery and Public History James Oliver Horton & Lois E. Horton The University of North Carolina Press S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill, NC$, Slavery was a great blemish on the history of the land of the free.

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The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day. However the social, economic, and legal positions of slaves have differed vastly in different systems of slavery in different times and places.

Slavery occurs relatively rarely among hunter-gatherer populations because it develops under conditions of social stratification. A map of the United States that shows 'free states,' 'slave states,' and 'undecided' ones, as it appeared in the book 'American Slavery and Colour,' by William Chambers, Stock Montage/Getty.

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Read an excerpt of this book. Publish your book with B&N. Removing Slavery from Textbooks. By. Rachel Higson-May 2, "Slave Ship Poster--detail 1" by Believe Creative is licensed under CC BY (via Flickr) Earlier this academic year, Roni Dean-Burren, a Houston mother, posted on Facebook in response to a passage in her ninth-grade son’s history book, which referred to slaves—not as slaves Author: Rachel Higson.Slavery in what became the United States probably began with the arrival of "20 and odd" enslaved Africans to the British colony of Virginia, in It officially ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment in Use our timeline to navigate a history of slavery in the United States.As a public health precaution due to COVID (coronavirus), the Smithsonian Libraries will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March Home» Books» The history of slavery and the slave trade, ancient and modern.

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