Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South)

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Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South)

Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South)

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Page diagnoses a deep-seated "separatist impulse" at the heart of nineteenth-century American social and political life (p. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. He is the co-author of Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement.

This engagingly written analysis of black resettlement is wide in geographic focus and institutional range. Examines the scale and complexity of black resettlement projects and proposals between the adoption of the U.

Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts on the bill providing for emancipation in Missouri, in the Senate of the United States, February 12th, 1863.

Most notoriously, this impulse gave rise to "colonization," [End Page 575] the largely white-led movement to relocate free Black Americans to West Africa. What the Black abolitionist David Walker described as "the colonizing trick" was also a colonizing default: a reflexive and almost universal urge to solve notionally "racial" problems by means of large-scale population transfer and physical separation (p. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an inspection copy.This sweeping insight drives Black Resettlement and the American Civil War, Page's wide-ranging history of the various movements for Black removal (both within and outside the United States) that operated between the 1840s and the Reconstruction era. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. In the final chapter, Page surveys a variety of internal colonization schemes, including Reconstruction-era plans for Black enclaves in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina. Black Resettlement and the American Civil War is the first comprehensive, comparative account of nineteenth-century America s efforts to resettle African Americans outside the United States. He shifts the focus from Liberia to other, more proximate sites of colonizationist and emigrationist interest, including Canada, Haiti, and Jamaica.

Sebastian Page is a historian of the United States and Atlantic world during the nineteenth century. Black Resettlement and the American Civil War sheds new light on the phenomenon of Black removal by broadening its chronological, institutional, and geographic scope. He highlights the sheer proliferation of institutions and actors working for Black resettlement during this later period, as well as the diversity of the locations under consideration.Striding effortlessly from Pittsburgh to Panama, Toronto to Trinidad, and Lagos to Louisiana, it synthesizes a wealth of individual, state-level, and national considerations to reorient the field and set a new standard for Atlantic history.

Magness to give us the most complete account to date of post-1863 efforts to resettle freedpeople in the British, Dutch, and Danish colonies in the Caribbean. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. This volume enriches the transnational trajectory of US Civil War scholarship and provides fertile ground for delving deeply into specific areas of the controversy. C.–based American Colonization Society (ACS) established a colony for free Black Americans in Liberia.In this respect, Black Resettlement and the American Civil War offers a revealing glimpse of the decentralized and often haphazard way policy was made under the Lincoln administration.

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