Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Historian kevin boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class.

Yet just after his arrival, shots rang out: Sweet, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggleIn 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights.

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age #ad - And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Ossian sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times.

Arc of justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Ossian sweet, a proud negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood.

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The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad

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The New Press #ad - Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe.

His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports. Is the face of american baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.

The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U.S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad #ad - From the civil War to George W. Like franklin foer in how soccer Explains the World, unusual events, Elias is driven by compelling stories, and unique individuals. Bush and the iraq war, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from albert spalding and baseball’s first world Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream.

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Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow

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Vintage #ad - Vann woodwardin april 1899, black laborer Sam Hose killed his white boss in self-defense. Trouble in mind is an absolutely essential account of its dreadful history and calamitous legacy. The washington post"the most complete and moving account we have had of what the victims of the Jim Crow South suffered and somehow endured.

C. It forces us to reckon with the tragic legacies of freedom as well as of slavery. Wrongly accused of raping the man's wife, Hose was mutilated, and burned alive in front of 2, stabbed, 000 cheering whites. And it reminds us of the resilience and creativity of the human spirit. Steven hahn, the san diego union-tribune"A chilling reminder of how simple it has been for Americans to delude themselves about the power of race.

Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow #ad - The raleigh News & Observer. The stain of jim Crow runs deep in 20th-century America. Painstakingly researched, important, and timely, Trouble in Mind recalls the bloodiest and most repressive period in the history of race relations in the United States--and the painful record of discrimination that haunts us to this day.

Moving, elegant, earthy and pointed. Its effects remain the nation's most pressing business.

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American Law in the 20th Century

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Yale University Press #ad - Major demographic changes have spurred legal developments in such areas as family law and immigration law. In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work A History of American Law, Lawrence M. Since 1900 the center of legal gravity in the united states has shifted from the state to the federal government, with the creation of agencies and programs ranging from Social Security to the Securities Exchange Commission to the Food and Drug Administration.

Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law. Friedman offers a monumental history of American law in the twentieth century. The first general history of its kind, American Law in the Twentieth Century describes the explosion of law over the past century into almost every aspect of American life.

American Law in the 20th Century #ad - He explores the extent to which transformations in the legal order have resulted from the social upheavals of the twentieth century--including two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution. Friedman also discusses the international context of american law: what has the American legal system drawn from other countries? And in an age of global dominance, what impact has the American legal system had abroad?Written by one of our most eminent legal historians, this engrossing book chronicles a century of revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all.

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The Things They Carried

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Mariner Books #ad - The things they carried won france's prestigious prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing.

A classic work of american literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, memory, imagination, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The things they carried depicts the men of alpha company: jimmy cross, henry Dobbins, Norman Bowker, Mitchell Sanders, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, Rat Kiley, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.

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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

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Basic Books #ad - The pulitzer prize-winning history of the scopes trial and the battle over evolution and creation in america's schoolsIn the summer of 1925, Tennessee, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, religion, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, in a famous debate over science, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, and their place in public education.

Edward larson's classic summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in cities and states throughout the country. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

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The White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States

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Oxford University Press #ad - An abridgement of the acclaimed White Over Black, which won both the National Book Award and a Bancroft Prize. This study attempts to answer a simple question: What were the attitudes of white men toward Negroes during the first two centuries of European and African settlement in what became the United States of America?

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Michigan's War: The Civil War in Documents Civil War in the Great Interior

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Ohio University Press #ad - Although differing strategies for economic development initially divided Michigan’s settlers, by the 1850s Michiganians’ attention increasingly focused on slavery, race, and the future of the national union. At the beginning of the conflict, family farms defined the southern Lower Peninsula, while a sparsely settled frontier characterized the state’s north.

When it came to the Civil War, Michiganians never spoke with one voice. Their actions launched transformations in their communities, their state, and their nation in ways that Americans still struggle to understand. Building upon the current scholarship of the civil war, michigan’s war is a documentary history of the Civil War era as told by the state’s residents and observers in private letters, newspapers, reminiscences, and Michigan’s role in the national experience, the Midwest, and other contemporary sources.

Michigan's War: The Civil War in Documents Civil War in the Great Interior #ad - . Clear annotations and thoughtful editing allow teachers and students to delve into the political, social, and military context of the war, making it ideal for classroom use. They exchanged charges of treason and political opportunism while wrestling with the meanings of secession, citizenship, race, emancipation, the national union, and their changing economy.

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The Seventies: The Great Shift in American culture, Society, and Politics

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Free Press #ad - The seventies witnessed a profound shift in the balance of power in American politics, economics, and culture, all driven by the vast growth of the Sunbelt. Others were even more profound: among them, public life as we knew it died a swift death. A kitschy period summed up as the "me decade, of malaise and gas lines, " it was the time of Watergate and the end of Vietnam, but of nothing revolutionary, nothing with long-lasting significance.

The seventies offers a masterly reconstruction of high and low culture, of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Evel Knievel, Carter, est, of public events and private lives, Nixon, and Reagan. Country music, a boom in "enthusiastic" religion, a southern silent majority, and southern California New Age movements were just a few of the products of the new demographics.

In a fast-paced, wide-ranging, culture, and social and religious upheaval, and brilliant reexamination of the decade's politics, he argues that the Seventies were one of the most important of the postwar twentieth-century decades. Most of us think of the 1970s as an "in-between" decade, the uninspiring years that happened to fall between the excitement of the 1960s and the Reagan Revolution.

The Seventies: The Great Shift in American culture, Society, and Politics #ad - In the first full history of the period, a rising young cultural and political historian, Bruce Schulman, sweeps away misconception after misconception about the 1970s. The seventies is powerfully argued, compulsively readable, and deeply provocative. From the godfather and network to the ramones and jimmy buffett; from billie jean King and Bobby Riggs to Phyllis Schlafly and NOW; from Proposition 13 to the Energy Crisis; here are all the names, and movements that once filled our airwaves, faces, and now live again.

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Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History Fifth Edition Vol. Volume 2

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History Fifth Edition Vol. Volume 2 #ad - Survey texts, and has been fully updated to match the Fifth Edition. Affordable and an exceptional value when packaged with Give Me Liberty!, Voices of Freedom is now available for the first time in an alternative ebook format. The organization of this compact, unintimidating collection of primary source documents mirrors that of the enormously successful Give Me Liberty! family of U.

S. The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books. Voices of freedom: a documentary History is the only reader with a thematic focus on American freedom in its many dimensions.

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The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

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The New Press #ad - Rawley prize co-winnera new york times editor’s choice selection “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over. New york times book review the prizewinning, nationally celebrated account of the slave origins of a major northern cityA brilliant paradigm-shifting book that “transports the reader back to the eighteenth century and brings to life a multiracial community that began in slavery” The New York Times, The Dawn of Detroit reveals for the first time that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city.

History, admirable and ugly, to offer a more holistic understanding of the country” Booklist, starred review. In her eloquent account, ” the Washington Post declared, “Miles conjures up a city of stark disparity and lives quashed. A message from the past for our troubled present, The Dawn of Detroit is “an outstanding contribution that seeks to integrate the entirety of U.

The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits #ad - S. 2018 frederick douglass book prize co-winner2018 john hope franklin prize finalist2018 zora neale hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award Nonfiction Winner2018 American Book Award Winner2018 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalist2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner2018 James A. Hailed by publishers weekly in a starred review as “a necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship, ” The Dawn of Detroit meticulously uncovers the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict.

Tiya miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now.

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