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By Steven Hahn

ISBN-10: 0674011694

ISBN-13: 9780674011694

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ISBN-10: 1522642595

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This is the epic tale of the way African-Americans, within the six a long time following slavery, remodeled themselves right into a political people--an embryonic black state. As Steven Hahn demonstrates, rural African-Americans have been primary political actors within the nice occasions of disunion, emancipation, and nation-building. while, Hahn asks us to imagine in additional expansive methods in regards to the nature and bounds of politics and political practice.

Emphasizing the significance of kinship, hard work, and networks of conversation, A country lower than Our Feet explores the political relatives and sensibilities that constructed less than slavery and exhibits how they set the level for grassroots mobilization. Hahn introduces us to neighborhood leaders, and indicates how political groups have been equipped, defended, and rebuilt. He additionally identifies the search for self-governance as an important aim of black politics around the rural South, from contests for neighborhood energy in the course of Reconstruction, to emigrationism, biracial electoral alliances, social separatism, and, finally, migration.

Hahn means that Garveyism and different renowned kinds of black nationalism absorbed and elaborated those past struggles, therefore linking the 1st iteration of migrants to the city North with those that remained within the South. He bargains a brand new framework--looking out from slavery--to comprehend twentieth-century sorts of black political attention in addition to rising battles for civil rights. it's a strong tale, informed the following for the 1st time, and one who offers either an inspiring and a troubling viewpoint on American democracy.

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