The forgotten but essential story of how President Lincoln welcomed African Americans to his White House in our nation's most divided and war-torn era. Jonathan White illuminates why Lincoln's then-unprecedented welcome of African Americans to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States. From his 1862 meetings with Black Christian ministers, Lincoln began inviting African Americans of every background to his home, from ex-slaves from the Deep South to champions of abolitionism such as Frederick Douglass. More than a good-will gesture, the president would confer with his guests about the essential issues of citizenship and voting rights. Drawing from an array of primary sources, White reveals how Lincoln used the White House as the stage to amplify African American voices. Even 155 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln's inclusion of African Americans remains a necessary example in a country still struggling from racial divisions today.
Presents more than 120 letters from African Americans to Abraham Lincoln, most of which have never before been published. They offer unflinching, intimate, and often heart-wrenching portraits of Black soldiers' and civilians' experiences in wartime.
The Spanish Civil War is well-trodden ground, yet the story of what happened to the Spanish Republicans following their defeat by Franco has never been explored.
This book is a collection of studies of various religious groups in the changing religious markets of China. These ethnographic studies demonstrate many shades of gray in the religious market and fluidity across the red, black, and gray markets.
This concise text for carries the public sociology movement into the introductory sociology classroom. While teaching students to think sociologically and to develop a sociological eye, it also demonstrates how sociology can be used as a tool for improving society. As they explains the discipline's basic theories and concepts, the authors provide many examples of "engaged" sociologists who are working to solve some of society's most intractable problems, and encourage students to become engaged in their own communities.
This edited collection addresses the question of which capabilities and competencies enable Behavioral Operational Research to provide sustained improvement to decision processes.
Packed with engrossing examples and the most cutting-edge coverage available, bestselling TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY, 10th Edition, provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables you to understand how terrorism arises and functions. Acclaimed national terrorism experts Jonathan R. White and Steven M. Chermak discuss the theories of the world's best terrorist analysts. You'll learn about the historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism, the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups and Homeland Security organizations -- including controversies surrounding human rights and protecting civil liberties. In addition, MindTap digital learning solution helps you master key concepts through engaging video cases, career scenarios and more.
This volume examines what the concept of ideology can add to our understanding of the European Union, and the way in which the process of European integration has inflected the ideological battles that define contemporary European politics, both nationally and transnationally.
Centring around a particular moment in the story of the English Catholic Prep School; the world which is described has now largely disappeared. Camelot Departed recounts the tragically disintegrating career of one man. It is an account full of amusing anecdotes as well as acerbic observations of this particular English world of snobbery, backbiting and Machiavellian plotting. It tries to portray one man's vision of what might have been. In the end like the mythical story of Camelot it all goes horribly wrong.
The Union army's vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1864 has led many scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party's effort to abolish slavery. Jonathan White challenges this paradigm in Civil War historiography, arguing that the army vote is not a reliable index of ideological motivation or political sentiment.