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Racist Symbols & Reparations (Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy)

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In this fascinating book, George Schedler offers fresh moral and legal perspectives on two legacies of the Civil War: the adoption of the Confederate battle flag by Southern states and the question of African American reparations. Schedler demonstrates that constitutional objections to Southern states' display of the battle flag are without merit, arguing that either the flag is not a racist symbol or there is a similar case for attaching racist significance to the stars and stripes. Drawing on scholarship of the Civil War and its aftermath, the author concludes that the Confederate battle flag can actually be seen as a multicultural symbol. Schedler's analysis of reparations focuses on the principle that whatever the enslaved would have earned and enjoyed had they not been enslaved should determine compensation. Highly original and thought-provoking, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of the Civil War, moral philosophy, and constitutional law.

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ISBN:
9780847686759
Author:
Schedler, George
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Signs and symbols
Subject:
Flags
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Compensation (Law) -- United States.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
165
Series:
Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9.26x6.23x.69 in. .90 lbs.

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