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Time Longer Than Rope: A Century of African American Activism, 1850-1950

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"A comprehensive collection of essays and narratives."

Ebony

"Readers will find this volume a helpful companion to capturing an underexplored area of black activism from the slavery era to the mid-twentieth century. These essays are especially helpful in assessing the rural historical experiences of African Americans and advancing our common historical understanding and knowledge on key aspects of this element of the black experience."

The Journal of Southern History

"An exciting and much needed anthology. Collectively, this astute selection of provocative essays and the powerful introduction effectively challenge worn frameworks and outmoded narratives of the civil rights movement. Pushing the time line back to before the Civil War, Charles M. Payne and Adam Green complicate our understanding of how everyday people transformed their own lives and changed this nation's history. This splendid volume is a vital contribution to African American history and underscores the importance of dissent in America."

—Darlene Clark Hine, co-author, A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America

"The essays that make up Time Longer Than Rope skillfully express the variety, depth, and resilience of African Americans' resistance in the effort to achieve political freedom and greater economic opportunities and to maintain viable intraracial community associations to fight for equality. A useful tool that will facilitate student awareness of the varied and long-term struggle for black freedom in America."

The Journal of American History

The story of the civil rights movement is well-known, popularized by both the media and the academy. Yet the version of the story recounted time and again by both history books and PBS documentaries is a simplified one, reduced to an inspirational but ultimately facile narrative framed around Dr. King, the Kennedys, and the redemptive days of Montgomery and Memphis, in which black individuals become the rescued survivors. This story renders the mass of black people invisible, refusing to take seriously everyday people whose years of persistent struggle often made the big events possible.

Time Longer than Rope unearths the ordinary roots of extraordinary change, demonstrating the depth and breadth of black oppositional spirit and activity that preceded the civil rights movement. The diversity of activism covered by this collection extends from tenant farmers' labor reform campaign in the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas massacre to Harry T. Moore's leadership of a movement that registered 100,000 black Floridians years before Montgomery, and from women's participation in the Garvey movement to the changing meaning of the Lincoln Memorial. Concentrating on activist efforts in the South, key themes emerge, including the underappreciated importance of historical memory and community building, the divisive impact of class and sexism, and the shifting interplay between individual initiative and structural constraints.

More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history, Time Longer than Rope provides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of "civil rights."

Synopsis:

2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was not only one of the most important leaders of the nineteenth century womens rights movement but was also the movements principal philosopher. Her ideas both drew from and challenged the conventions that so severely constrained womens choices and excluded them from public life.

In The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sue Davis argues that Cady Stantons work reflects the rich tapestry of American political culture in the second half of the nineteenth century and that she deserves recognition as a major figure in the history of political ideas. Davis reveals the way that Cady Stantons work drew from different political traditions ranging from liberalism, republicanism, inegalitarian ascriptivism, and radicalism. Cady Stantons arguments for womens rights combined approaches that in contemporary feminist theory are perceived to involve conflicting strategies and visions. Nevertheless, her ideas had a major impact on the development of the varieties of feminism in the twentieth century.

Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton draws on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources and promises to fill a gap in the literature on the history of political ideas in the United States as well as womens history and feminist theory.

Synopsis:

More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history, "Time Longer than Rope" provides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of "civil rights."

About the Author

Charles M. Payne is the Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of African American studies, History and Sociology at Duke University. He is the author of the prize-winning Ive Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.

Adam Green is Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at New York University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814767030
Editor:
Payne, Charles M.
Editor:
Green, Adam
Editor:
Payne, Charles M.
Editor:
Green, Adam
Author:
Payne, Charles
Author:
Davis, Sue
Author:
Green, Adam
Author:
Payne, Charles M.
Publisher:
New York University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
African American civil rights workers
Subject:
African American political activists
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
AFRO-AMERICANS_CIVIL RIGHTS
Subject:
AFRO-AMERICANS_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Subject:
BLACK STUDIES_USA
Subject:
AMERICAN HISTORY: c1800 TO c1900_USA
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Subject:
Southern States History 1865-1951.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was not only one of the most important leaders of the nineteenth century womens rights movement but was also the movements principal philosopher. Her ideas both drew from and challenged the conventions that so severely constrained womens choices and excluded them from public life.

In The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sue Davis argues that Cady Stantons work reflects the rich tapestry of American political culture in the second half of the nineteenth century and that she deserves recognition as a major figure in the history of political ideas. Davis reveals the way that Cady Stantons work drew from different political traditions ranging from liberalism, republicanism, inegalitarian ascriptivism, and radicalism. Cady Stantons arguments for womens rights combined approaches that in contemporary feminist theory are perceived to involve conflicting strategies and visions. Nevertheless, her ideas had a major impact on the development of the varieties of feminism in the twentieth century.

Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton draws on a wide variety of primary and secondary sources and promises to fill a gap in the literature on the history of political ideas in the United States as well as womens history and feminist theory.

"Synopsis" by , More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history, "Time Longer than Rope" provides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of "civil rights."
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