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But We Have No Country: The 1851 Christiana, Pennsylvania Resistance

Forbes, Ella

Editore: Africana Homestead Legacy Pub, 1998
ISBN 10: 0965330818 / ISBN 13: 9780965330817
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Titolo: But We Have No Country: The 1851 Christiana,...

Casa editrice: Africana Homestead Legacy Pub

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

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Riassunto: "But We Have No Country" examines how William Parker and the Christiana Resisters tested the basic tenets of American democracy and law, especially the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. In doing so, they exposed the contradiction between the theory of the American creed and the reality of the enslavement and oppression of black Americans. Ultimately the Christiana Resistance was a contest of wills between Parker and his self-defense organization, with natural law on their side, and Edward Grosuch and other white slave owners, armed, literally with civil law. Their struggle encapsulized the more immense battle of how to incorporate the institution of slavery in a so-called free society which was waging nationwide. It was a clash that Parker and the valiant Resisters won.

L'autore: Ella Forbes is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she teaches courses in African American history, mass media and the black community, African American social and political thought, black women, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Her scholarly work focuses on resistance activities in the African American community and she is also the author of "African American Women During the Civil War" (Garland Publishing, 1998), and the co-author of "American Democracy in Africa in the Twenty-First Century?" (Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, December 2000) and "The Color Line Revisited: Readings in African American History" (in press) and a contributor to several academic journals. She also serves as a consultant on African American history and educational projects. Dr. Forbes lives in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania where she is conducting research on her current project, the Goodman v. Lukens Steel Company discrimination suit.

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