A Colony in a Nation

Author: Chris Hayes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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New York Times Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice "An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well as deeply personal experiences with law enforcement, Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, the law is venerated. In the Colony, fear and order undermine civil rights. With great empathy, Hayes seeks to understand this systemic divide, examining its ties to racial inequality, the omnipresent threat of guns, and the dangerous and unfortunate results of choices made by fear.

A Colony of the World

The United States Today : America's Senior Statesman Warns His Countrymen

Author: Eugene J. McCarthy



Category: History

Page: 120

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"In his introduction to A Colony of the World, Eugene McCarthy asserts that classical, historical colonialism is marked by distinctive political, military, economic, demographic and cultural characteristics. Politically and militarily, a colony is usually dependent to some degree upon the directions of its controlling country. Economically and culturally, colonial status is evident in loss of control over borders, religion and language." "Major investment in a colony is from outside, with control held by the investing powers. A colony is usually a supplier of raw materials and a purchaser of manufactured goods. Its economy and financial institutions operate within the monetary system of the mother country, controlling nations or institutions." "In A Colony of the World, Eugene McCarthy asserts that the United States is now in a colonial, or neocolonial, relationship to a combination of outside and inside forces which impose a colonial status on the country." "In 1948, Eugene McCarthy won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota; from 1958 through 1970, he served two terms in the U.S. Senate. His opposition to the war in Vietnam incited him to challenge Lyndon Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968, and he ran for president as an independent in 1976." "Since retiring from the Senate, McCarthy has taught university courses in politics, literature and history. His articles have appeared in major publications and he has written books on a variety of topics. His most recent book is Required Reading: A Decade of Political Wit and Wisdom."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Colony of Citizens

Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: UNC Press Books


Category: History

Page: 472

View: 516

The idea of universal rights is often understood as the product of Europe, but as Laurent Dubois demonstrates, it was profoundly shaped by the struggle over slavery and citizenship in the French Caribbean. Dubois examines this Caribbean revolution by focusing on Guadeloupe, where, in the early 1790s, insurgents on the island fought for equality and freedom and formed alliances with besieged Republicans. In 1794, slavery was abolished throughout the French Empire, ushering in a new colonial order in which all people, regardless of race, were entitled to the same rights. But French administrators on the island combined emancipation with new forms of coercion and racial exclusion, even as newly freed slaves struggled for a fuller freedom. In 1802, the experiment in emancipation was reversed and slavery was brutally reestablished, though rebels in Saint-Domingue avoided the same fate by defeating the French and creating an independent Haiti. The political culture of republicanism, Dubois argues, was transformed through this transcultural and transatlantic struggle for liberty and citizenship. The slaves-turned-citizens of the French Caribbean expanded the political possibilities of the Enlightenment by giving new and radical content to the idea of universal rights.

A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia

Author: Patrick Tailfer

Publisher: Applewood Books


Category: History

Page: 100

View: 831

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, in America

From the First Settlement Thereof Until this Present Period: Containing the Most Authentick Facts, Matters, and Transactions Therein: Together with His Majesty's Charter, Representations of the People, Letters, Etc., and a Dedication to His Excellency General Oglethorpe

Author: Patrick Tailfer



Category: Georgia

Page: 80

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Crime and Empire

The Colony in Nineteenth-century Fictions of Crime

Author: Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 589

In Crime and Empire, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee examines a wide range of nineteenth-century British fictions about crime in India--from writers such as Wilkie Collins, Walter Scott, and Conan Doyle to historical, parliamentary, and medical narratives.

Building of a Nation

Author: James Edward Gatling

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 781

Building of A Nation is a book which looks at the development of the United States. The story of America is a great one. Founded on the principals of independence and democracy.

William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania

A Documentary History

Author: Jean R. Soderlund

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: History

Page: 432

View: 586

Uses official documents, letters, pamphlets, newspaper articles and business records to document Penn's founding of a Quaker colony in the New World