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  • A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465036707
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: December 2013
    "In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning social historian Jacqueline Jones traces the lives of six African Americans from the colonial era to the late 20th century, using their stories to illustrate the complex ways in which racial ideologies in this countryhave changed since the first Africans arrived on the nation's shores hundreds of years ago. The very idea of "blackness," she shows, has changed fundamentally over this period. For Antonio, an enslaved Angolan man tortured to death by his owner in 1650s Maryland, being black meant being defined purely in terms of physical characteristics, without regard to his actual ethnicity (his Angolan identity) and without association with any countrymen, confederates, or co-religionists who might support him. The label made Antonio uniquely vulnerable, and indeed gained traction precisely because it defined, rationalized, and exploited that vulnerability. It is one of the terrible ironies of history that later generations of African Americans developed a shared identity around this mythologized label, yet it is also true that each generation has also had to confront its limits and limitations"--
  • American Work: Four Centuries of Black and White Labor

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393318333
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc.
    • Published: January 1999
    This survey of 350 years of history tells the epic, often tragic story of success and failure in the uneven playing fields of American labor. The author shows unmistakably how virtually every significant social transformation in American history - from bound to free labor, from farm work to factory, from a blue-collar to a white-collar economy - rolled back the hard-won advances of those African Americans who had managed to gain footholds in various jobs and industries. Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index. Illus., 34 b&w. 543p.
  • Best American History Essays 2007

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781403976604
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
    • Published: February 2007
    Collects ten American history articles published between the summers of 2005 and 2006 that give an overview of the trends in the field of American history.
  • Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $16.00 - $28.80
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465078998
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: December 2017
  • Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465037568
    • Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
    • Published: March 1985
    An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability
  • Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394745367
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: 1995
    An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability
  • Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078165
    • Publisher: VINTAGE
    • Published: November 2009
    In this masterful portrait of life in Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War, prize-winning historian Jacqueline Jones transports readers to the balmy, raucous streets of that fabled Southern port city. Here is a subtle and rich social history that weaves together stories of the everyday lives of blacks and whites, rich and poor, men and women from all walks of life confronting the transformations that would alter their city forever. Deeply researched and vividly written, Saving Savannah is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the Civil War years.
  • Soldiers of Light and Love

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820323831
    • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
    • Published: October 1992
    Soldiers of Light and Love is an acclaimed study of the reform-minded northerners who taught freed slaves in the war-torn Reconstruction South. Jacqueline Jones's book, first published in 1980, focuses on the nearly three hundred women who served in Georgia in the chaotic decade following the Civil War. Commissioned by the American Missionary Association and other freedmen's aid societies, these middle-class New Englanders saw themselves as the postbellum, evangelical heirs of the abolitionist cause.Specific in compass, but wide-ranging in significance, Soldiers of Light and Love illuminates the complexity of class, race, and gender issues in early Victorian America.
  • The Best American History Essays 2007

    By Jacqueline Jones

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781403976598
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: March 2007
    Collects ten American history articles published between the summers of 2005 and 2006 that give an overview of the trends in the field of American history.

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