Freedoms Gained and Lost

Freedoms Gained and Lost

Author: Adam H. Domby

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823298174

Category: History

Page: 272

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Reconstruction is one of the most complex, overlooked, and misunderstood periods of American history. The thirteen essays in this volume address the multiple struggles to make good on President Abraham Lincoln’s promise of a “new birth of freedom” in the years following the Civil War, as well as the counter-efforts including historiographical ones—to undermine those struggles. The forms these struggles took varied enormously, extended geographically beyond the former Confederacy, influenced political and racial thought internationally, and remain open to contestation even today. The fight to establish and maintain meaningful freedoms for America’s Black population led to the apparently concrete and permanent legal form of the three key Reconstruction Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the revised state constitutions, but almost all of the latter were overturned by the end of the century, and even the former are not necessarily out of jeopardy. And it was not just the formerly enslaved who were gaining and losing freedoms. Struggles over freedom, citizenship, and rights can be seen in a variety of venues. At times, gaining one freedom might endanger another. How we remember Reconstruction and what we do with that memory continues to influence politics, especially the politics of race, in the contemporary United States. Offering analysis of educational and professional expansion, legal history, armed resistance, the fate of Black soldiers, international diplomacy post-1865 and much more, the essays collected here draw attention to some of the vital achievements of the Reconstruction period while reminding us that freedoms can be won, but they can also be lost.
Freedoms Gained and Lost
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Adam H. Domby, Simon Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-07 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

Reconstruction is one of the most complex, overlooked, and misunderstood periods of American history. The thirteen essays in this volume address the multiple struggles to make good on President Abraham Lincoln’s promise of a “new birth of freedom” in the years following the Civil War, as well as the counter-efforts
Society of Freedom
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Firat Sabancioglu
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-05 - Publisher: Fora Stelo Publishing

Society of Freedom is a thought experiment about a hypothetical society in which everyone wants to live freely without violating freedoms of other people. Members of the society are rational and sufficiently intelligent to gradually act more rationally. They voluntarily accept a social contract with which they promise to make
Freedoms Gained and Lost
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Adam H. Domby, Simon Lewis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-07 - Publisher: Reconstructing America

Reconstruction is one of the most complex, overlooked, and misunderstood periods of American history. The thirteen essays in this volume address the multiple struggles to make good on President Abraham Lincoln's promise of a "new birth of freedom" in the years following the Civil War, as well as the counter-efforts
Social Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Hans F. Zacher
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-15 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book investigates the history of the post-war welfare state in Germany and its normative foundations, with special emphasis on constitutional issues. The author, formerly Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich, and President of the Max-Planck-Society, argues that social policy – not only in Germany
Globalisation and its Discontents
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: John Wiseman
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-06-13 - Publisher: Springer

Most analyses of globalization convey the message that it is an unstoppable force sweeping away national sovereignty and inevitably creating a brave new world of borderless and boundless consumerism. In such a context politics and democracy become irrelevant. This collection of essays develops a more critical and grounded analysis of