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Reparations for Slavery : A Reader - Ronald Paul Salzberger

Reparations for Slavery

A Reader

By: Ronald Paul Salzberger (Editor), Mary C. Turck (Editor)

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Reparations for Slavery: A Reader is a collection of essays on the topic of reparations for slavery in the United States. Unlike other readers on the topic, the selections in this volume provide rich historical context by giving the reader a vivid sense of the injuries inflicted by slavery, its aftermath, and the continuing history of state-supported discrimination.

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Provides a valuable introduction to the question of reparations. Recommended. * CHOICE *

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Indispensable Preliminaries
Why Reparations? Slavery and Its Aftermathp. 3
The Conditions of Slaveryp. 5
Harriet Jacobs: "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"p. 11
Frederick Douglass: "What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?"p. 14
Restoring White Supremacy: Jim Crowp. 17
The Continuing Injuries of Slavery and Jim Crowp. 29
Slavery's Insults: The Continuing Nonmaterial Injuries of Slaveryp. 33
Early Reparations Initiativesp. 59
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 61
Reparations Bill for the African Slaves in the United States--The First Session Fortieth Congressp. 64
Thaddeus Stevens, Quoted Speaking to the U.S. House of Representatives on Section 4 of H. R. 29--The 1867 Slave Reparation Billp. 65
The Mid-Twentieth Centuryp. 69
James Forman: "The Black Manifesto"--1969p. 70
Hugo Bedau: "Compensatory Justice and The Black Manifesto"p. 76
H. R. 40, IH 33, 106th Congress, 1st Sessionp. 91
The Official Record from Hansard of the Debate Initiated by Lord Gifford QC in the House of Lords of the British Parliament on 14th March 1996 Concerning the African Reparationsp. 96
The Main Questions
The Contemporary Moral Debate over Restitutionp. 121
Reparations for Slavery in the Popular Pressp. 127
David Horowitz: "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks Is a Bad Idea for Blacks--and Racist Too"p. 127
Ernest Allen Jr. and Robert Chrisman: "Ten Reasons: A Response to David Horowitz"p. 130
Reparations for Slavery in Scholarly Writingp. 141
Robert K. Fullinwider: "The Case for Reparations"p. 141
Stephen Kershnar: "The Case against Reparations"p. 151
Underlying Questions of Responsibility and Entitlementp. 163
Collective Responsibility: Am I Responsible for the Misdeeds of Others?p. 169
Nicholas Rescher: "Collective Responsibility"p. 169
Samuel Scheffler: "Relationships and Responsibilities"p. 180
Historical Responsibility: Are the Sins of the Fathers to Be Visited on Their Great-Great-Grandchildren?p. 197
George Sher: "Ancient Wrongs and Modern Rights"p. 197
Jeremy Waldron: "Superseding Historic Injustice"p. 205
Janna Thompson: "Historical Obligations"p. 224
Janna Thompson: "Historical Injustice and Reparations: Justifying Claims of Descendants"p. 236
Important Subsidiary Issues
Some Devilish Detailsp. 261
Legal Mattersp. 263
Forum: "Making the Case for Racial Reparations," Harper's Magazinep. 263
Economic Calculationsp. 289
Dalton Conley: "Wealth Matters," from Being Black, Living in the Redp. 290
Alternativesp. 301
Between Vengeance and Forgivenessp. 303
Martha Minow: From Between Vengeance and Forgivenessp. 303
Bibliographyp. 329
Indexp. 339
About the Editorsp. 349
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ISBN: 9780742514751
ISBN-10: 0742514757
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.59