The African American Citizen Project, 1865-2000 by Henry Louis GatesThe African American Citizen Project, 1865-2000 by Henry Louis Gates

The African American Citizen Project, 1865-2000

byHenry Louis Gates, Claude Steele, Lawrence Bobo

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

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When newly-liberated African American slaves attempted to enter the marketplace and exercise their rights as citizens of the United States in 1865, few, if any, Americans expected that, a century and a half later, the class divide between black and white Americans would be as wide as it istoday. The United States has faced several potential key turning points in the status of African Americans over the course of its history, yet at each of these points the prevailing understanding of African Americans and their place in the economic and political fabric of the country was at bestcontested and resolved on the side of second-class citizenship. The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present seeks to answer the question of what the United States would look like today if, at the end of the Civil War, freed slaves had been granted full political, social and economic rights. It does so by tracing the historical evolution ofAfrican American experiences, from the dawn of Reconstruction onward, through the perspectives of sociology, political science, law, economics, education and psychology. As a whole, the book is the first systematic study of the gap between promise and performance of African Americans since 1865.Over the course of thirty-four chapters, written by some of the most eminent scholars of African American studies and across every major social discipline, this handbook presents a full and powerful portrait of the particular hurdles faced by African Americans and the distinctive contributionsAfrican Americans have made to the development of U.S. institutions and culture. As such, it tracks where African Americans have been in order to better illuminate the path ahead.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Claude Steele is Provost of the University and Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. Lawrence D. Bobo is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the...
Title:The African American Citizen Project, 1865-2000Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195188055

ISBN - 13:9780195188059


Table of Contents

About the ContributorsI. Introduction1. Henry Louis Gates: African American CitizenshipII. The African American Social Experience, 1865-present2. Lawrence D. Bobo: An American Conundrum: Race, Sociology, and the African American Road to Citizenship3. Frank Samson: Race and the Limits of American Democracy: African Americans from the Fall of Reconstruction to the Rise of the Ghetto4. Victor Thompson: The Strange Career of Racial Science, Racial Categories and African American Identity5. Victor Thompson: Race-Conscious Color Blindness: World War II, Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, and the Strange Persistence of the One-Drop Rule6. Maria Krysan: From Color Caste to Color Blind?: Racial Attitudes in the United States Since World War II7. Maria Krysan: Racial Attitudes from the Civil Rights to the Black Power Eras: 1946-19758. Maria Krysan: Contemporary Era Racial Attitudes: 1976 - PresentIII. The African American Economic Experience, 1865-present9. Gerald Jaynes: From Slave to Citizen: An Overview of the Evolution of African American Economic Status10. Gerald Jaynes: Reconstruction: The Foundations of Economic Citizenship11. Gerald Jaynes: The Economy and the Black Citizen, 1900-World War II12. Gerald Jaynes: The Expansion of Economic Rights since World War II13. Gerald Jaynes: Government Policy and the PoorIV. African American Politics, 1865-present14. Michael Dawson: African American Politics and Citizenship, 1865-Present: An Overview15. Michael Dawson: The Black Public Sphere and Black Civil Society16. Michael Dawson: Blacks and the Racialized State17. Christopher Parker: War and African American Citizenship, 1865-1965: The Role of Military Service18. Michael Dawson: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Present19. Cathy Cohen, Jamila Celestine, and Andrew Dilts: African American Women: Intersectionality in PoliticsV. African Americans and the Law, 1865-Present20. Lisa Crooms-Robinson: The United States Constitution and the Struggle for African American Citizenship: An Overview21. Lisa Crooms-Robinson: African American Legal Status from Reconstruction Law to the Nadir of Jim Crow: 1865-191922. Lisa Crooms-Robinson: African American Legal Status from the Harlem Renaissance through World War II23. Lisa Crooms-Robinson: Law from the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement to the PresentVI. African Americans and Education, 1865-present24. Linda Darling-Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, and Maria E. Hyler: Education and the Quest for African American Citizenship: An Overview25. Linda Darling-Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, and Maria E. Hyler: Emancipation and Reconstruction: African American Education, 1865-191926. Linda Darling-Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, and Maria E. Hyler: From "the New Negro" to Civil Rights: African American Education, 1919-194527. Linda Darling-Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, and Maria E. Hyler: Education from Civil Rights through Black Power: 1945-197528. Linda Darling-Hammond, Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, and Maria E. Hyler: From Retrenchment to Renewal: African American Education, 1975-PresentVII. The Changing Psychologies of African Americans, 1865-present29. Claude Steele and Jennifer Richeson: The African American Psyche, 1865-Present: An Overview30. William Cross, Jr.: Predicaments, Coping and Resistance: Social and Personal Identities among African Americans31. William Cross, Jr.: Contemporary Black Identities and Personalities32. Daryl Michael Scott: The Rise and Fall of Race Psychology in the Study of African Americans33. Daryl Michael Scott: Black Personality in the Integrationist Era34. Jean-Claude Croizet: The Racism of Intelligence: How Mental Testing Practices Have Constituted an Institutionalized Form of Group DominationIndex