IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Black reconstruction in America de W. E. B.…
S'està carregant…

Black reconstruction in America (1935 original; edició 1998)

de W. E. B. Du Bois

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
637530,951 (4.38)7
After four centuries of bondage, the nineteenth century marked the long-awaited release of millions of black slaves. Subsequently, these former slaves attempted to reconstruct the basis of American democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest intellectual leaders in United States history, evaluates the twenty years of fateful history that followed the Civil War, with special reference to the efforts and experiences of African Americans. Du Bois's words best indicate the broader parameters of his work: "the attitude of any person toward this book will be distinctly influenced by his theories of the Negro race. If he believes that the Negro in America and in general is an average and ordinary human being, who under given environment develops like other human beings, then he will read this story and judge it by the facts adduced." The plight of the white working class throughout the world is directly traceable to American slavery, on which modern commerce and industry was founded, Du Bois argues. Moreover, the resulting color caste was adopted, forwarded, and approved by white labor, and resulted in the subordination of colored labor throughout the world. As a result, the majority of the world's laborers became part of a system of industry that destroyed democracy and led to World War I and the Great Depression. This book tells that story.… (més)
Membre:Info_Cntrl
Títol:Black reconstruction in America
Autors:W. E. B. Du Bois
Informació:New York : Free Press, 1998.
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880 de W. E. B. Du Bois (1935)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 7 mencions

Es mostren totes 4
From the first sentence to the final paragraph, this book is a forceful, authoritative and masterful history of Black Reconstruction. It is the author's masterpiece. Every undergrad in history should read it; every grad student should read it and write about it. It is indispensable to an understanding of U.S. history. ( )
  JamesBeach | Sep 5, 2021 |
Reading up on impeachment, I found W.E.B. Du Bois' analysis of Andrew Johnson, a demagogue who railed against the elite, yet as president became a tool of privilege. Sounds familiar. Du Bois shares the 1619 Project view of blacks as the central American story, and presents a detailed and stirring account of the great unresolved issues of the Civil War. Poor whites identified with oligarchs and industry aligned with cheap labor. The U.S., he writes, "fought slavery to save democracy and then lost democracy in a new and vaster slavery."
  rynk | Jul 11, 2021 |
This is a monumental work of research, meant to counter the white narratives of reconstruction as being a failure due to the ignorance and laziness of recently emancipated blacks. Additionally, DuBois shows how slaves fled their masters' plantations to join the Union army and, by doing so, created the incentive for Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, winning the Civil War for the north. Interestingly, DuBois labels this as a "general strike," an anarcho-syndicalist term that you'd think he would avoid due to being a classical Marxist.

Some of the ideas about the white proletariat, in both the northern and southern context, is super helpful in thinking about the roots of racist reaction in the united states. That topic is the main reason I read this, and I'm glad I did. That being said, the book is tedious. There is so much detail, I honestly can say I don't know the rough timeline of reconstruction because he spent so little time giving overall descriptions. Obviously he's not to blame for this, his task at the time was to counter the narratives about Reconstruction, and he obviously succeeded at that. But I find myself wanting to read another book on reconstruction that is shorter, and gives me a better guideline and timeline of what happened and when.

Another issue, which the authors of [b:Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South|23282211|Dixie Be Damned 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South|Neal Shirley|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1428630790s/23282211.jpg|42820046] describe superbly, is that DuBois is trying to prove that recently free blacks wanted to become wage laborers. This way of thinking is based on Marx's analysis of history, which actually compliments capitalism for bringing workers together, before taking over the society and making it communist. I'm sure some of the folks back then wanted that, but many probably just wanted to live without the forced labor of the capitalist market, a sin that seems unthinkable in the 1930s when USSR-inspired Communism (big-C) dominated anti-capitalist thought in the US. I'm very interested in the Quilombos, maroon societies, and examples of ex-slaves trying to make their way outside of the capitalist market. Unfortunately those societies are probably difficult to document and thus for us to read about now.

This was a good read, I'm glad I read it, but it's a commitment. ( )
  100sheets | Jun 7, 2021 |
Arguably one of the best books ever written on the subject of Reconstruction. W.E.B. Du Bois offers an effective retort against the racist historiography of the Dunning School by offering his own historical and economic analysis. He argues that white supremacy undermined the liberating project of Reconstruction in the American South. Essentially, corrupt White supremacist politicians and organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan eroded the freedoms of Black folks through terrorist violence and Jim Crow Laws. In addition, they also created more tension between black and white members of the working class, thus eliminating any possibility of multiracial class solidarity. It is a lengthy book on an equally long subject.

If you are a scholar of the American South, the Civil War, or Reconstruction, you have to get this book. ( )
3 vota DavidAPino | Mar 29, 2016 |
Es mostren totes 4
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Du Bois, W. E. B.autor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.Editorautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rothenstein, JulianEditorautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Francis, JacquelineIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hall, Stephen G.Introduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lewis, David LeveringIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (3)

After four centuries of bondage, the nineteenth century marked the long-awaited release of millions of black slaves. Subsequently, these former slaves attempted to reconstruct the basis of American democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest intellectual leaders in United States history, evaluates the twenty years of fateful history that followed the Civil War, with special reference to the efforts and experiences of African Americans. Du Bois's words best indicate the broader parameters of his work: "the attitude of any person toward this book will be distinctly influenced by his theories of the Negro race. If he believes that the Negro in America and in general is an average and ordinary human being, who under given environment develops like other human beings, then he will read this story and judge it by the facts adduced." The plight of the white working class throughout the world is directly traceable to American slavery, on which modern commerce and industry was founded, Du Bois argues. Moreover, the resulting color caste was adopted, forwarded, and approved by white labor, and resulted in the subordination of colored labor throughout the world. As a result, the majority of the world's laborers became part of a system of industry that destroyed democracy and led to World War I and the Great Depression. This book tells that story.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.38)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 6
3.5
4 11
4.5 2
5 20

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 177,179,640 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible