Black Resettlement and the American Civil War (Cambridge Studies on the American South)
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By taking a panoramic view of colonization and related projects, Page shows just how pervasive the "separatist impulse" was in nineteenth-century American life. The core of this book is a detailed reconstruction of the various plans for Black resettlement that swirled around the Abraham Lincoln administration during the Civil War.
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He is particularly good on the bureaucratic politics—the personal antipathies and turf battles—that constrained and ultimately hamstrung resettlement efforts (among other things, this book adds new luster to William H. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This engagingly written analysis of black resettlement is wide in geographic focus and institutional range. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts on the bill providing for emancipation in Missouri, in the Senate of the United States, February 12th, 1863. This volume enriches the transnational trajectory of US Civil War scholarship and provides fertile ground for delving deeply into specific areas of the controversy.He highlights the sheer proliferation of institutions and actors working for Black resettlement during this later period, as well as the diversity of the locations under consideration.
In the final chapter, Page surveys a variety of internal colonization schemes, including Reconstruction-era plans for Black enclaves in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina. Sebastian Page is a historian of the United States and Atlantic world during the nineteenth century. He shifts the focus from Liberia to other, more proximate sites of colonizationist and emigrationist interest, including Canada, Haiti, and Jamaica.C.–based American Colonization Society (ACS) established a colony for free Black Americans in Liberia. All of these projects met with resistance from African Americans and (some) white abolitionists, who insisted that the freedpeople must be allowed to remain in the land of their birth.
What the Black abolitionist David Walker described as "the colonizing trick" was also a colonizing default: a reflexive and almost universal urge to solve notionally "racial" problems by means of large-scale population transfer and physical separation (p. Page diagnoses a deep-seated "separatist impulse" at the heart of nineteenth-century American social and political life (p. In this respect, Black Resettlement and the American Civil War offers a revealing glimpse of the decentralized and often haphazard way policy was made under the Lincoln administration. He is the co-author of Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement. Along the way, it shows that what haunted politicians from Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln was not whether it was right to abolish slavery, but whether it was safe to do so unless the races were separated.Page brings the field into the post-Civil War period, covering the endurance of the 'separatist impetus,' which, he claims, amounted to global scale segregation and undermined the foundations of racial integration in America. Examines the scale and complexity of black resettlement projects and proposals between the adoption of the U. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.