Hoffnung Auf Freiheit

Author : Nora Kreuzenbeck
ISBN : 9783839424353
Genre : History
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In der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts erwogen mehr und mehr African Americans, den Rassismus und die Ausgrenzung in den USA hinter sich zu lassen und nach Haiti auszuwandern. Haiti hatte sich nach der Haitianischen Revolution (1791-1804) als schwarzer Nationalstaat gegründet. Dort, so nahmen viele Emigrierende an, ließen sich jene Hoffnungen auf Heimat, Zugehörigkeit und Staatsbürgerlichkeit verwirklichen, die ihnen in Nordamerika verwehrt blieben. Nora Kreuzenbeck verknüpft mikrohistorische Perspektiven mit kulturgeschichtlichen Fragestellungen und folgt historischen Akteurinnen und Akteuren auf ihren Reisen zwischen den USA und der Karibik.
Category: History

Rassismus Imperialismus Und Die Idee Menschlicher Entwicklung

Author : Thomas McCarthy
ISBN : 9783518738962
Genre : Philosophy
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»Die Menschheit«, so Kant in seiner Vorlesung über Physische Geographie, »ist in ihrer größten Vollkommenheit in der Race der Weißen. Die gelben Indianer haben schon ein geringeres Talent. Die Neger sind weit tiefer, und am tiefsten steht ein Theil der amerikanischen Völkerschaften.« Die Vorstellung, der Entwicklungsstand der Menschen sei bedingt durch ihre ethnische Abstammung, ist tief verwurzelt im westlichen Denken. Thomas McCarthy zeigt, dass Rassismus und Imperialismus von Anfang an wesentliche Elemente der modernen Weltordnung waren. Ausgehend vom philosophischen Erbe der Aufklärung entwirft er eine kritische Theorie humaner Entwicklung, die für einen universalistischen Multikulturalismus eintritt.
Category: Philosophy

Zur Geschichte Der Gleichung Germanisch Deutsch

Author : Heinrich Beck
ISBN : 3110175363
Genre : History
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This volume investigates why for centuries the Germans have unhesitatingly regarded the ancient Germanic tribes as their direct ancestors. The papers analyze the complex processes of this equation, which was often maintained in the knowledge that it was untenable, and its political consequences.
Category: History

Writing The Northland

Author : Barbara Stefanie Giehmann
ISBN : 9783826044595
Genre : Alaska
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Im Namen Der Freiheit

Author : Gerhard Besier
ISBN : 3525367341
Genre : Liberty
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Category: Liberty

Religious Myths And Visions Of America

Author : Christopher Buck
ISBN : 9780313359590
Genre : Religion
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Buck examines the religious significance of America by surveying those religions that have attached some kind of spiritual meaning to it.
Category: Religion

Manifest Manhood And The Antebellum American Empire

Author : Amy S. Greenberg
ISBN : 0521840961
Genre : History
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The US-Mexico War (1846–8) brought two centuries of dramatic territorial expansionism to a close, seemingly fulfilling America's Manifest destiny. Or did it? As politicians schemed to annex new lands in Latin America and the Pacific, some Americans took expansionism into their own hands. From 1848–60, an epidemic of unsanctioned attacks by American mercenaries (filibusters) took place. This book documents the potency of Manifest destiny in the antebellum era, and situates imperial lust in the context of social and economic transformations that were changing the meaning of manhood and womanhood in the US. Easy victory over Mexico in 1848 led many American men to embrace both an aggressive vision of expansionism and an equally martial vision of manhood. Debates about the propriety of aggression abroad polarized the public at home, shaping antebellum Presidential elections, foreign policies, gender relations, and ultimately the failure of sectional compromise before the Civil War.
Category: History

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Feminist As Thinker

Author : Ellen Carol DuBois
ISBN : 9780814720790
Genre : History
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More than one hundred years after her death, Elizabeth Cady Stanton still stands—along with her close friend Susan B. Anthony—as the major icon of the struggle for women’s suffrage. In spite of this celebrity, Stanton’s intellectual contributions have been largely overshadowed by the focus on her political activities, and she is yet to be recognized as one of the major thinkers of the nineteenth century. Here, at long last, is a single volume exploring and presenting Stanton’s thoughtful, original, lifelong inquiries into the nature, origins, range, and solutions of women’s subordination. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Feminist as Thinker reintroduces, contextualizes, and critiques Stanton’s numerous contributions to modern thought. It juxtaposes a selection of Stanton’s own writings, many of them previously unavailable, with eight original essays by prominent historians and social theorists interrogating Stanton’s views on such pressing social issues as religion, marriage, race, the self and community, and her place among leading nineteenth century feminist thinkers. Taken together, these essays and documents reveal the different facets, enduring insights, and fascinating contradictions of the work of one of the great thinkers of the feminist tradition. Contributors: Barbara Caine, Richard Cándida Smith, Ellen Carol DuBois, Ann D. Gordon, Vivian Gornick, Kathi Kern, Michele Mitchell, and Christine Stansell.
Category: History