The New York Times bestseller and ´Bible of a social movement´ (San Francisco Chronicle) Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status, denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement. Challenging the notion that the election of Barack Obama signalled a new era of colourblindness in the United States, The New Jim Crow reveals how racial discrimination was not ended but merely redesigned. By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of colour, the American criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, relegating millions to a permanent second-class status even as it formally adheres to the principle of colourblindness. A searing call to action for everyone concerned with social justice, The New Jim Crow is one of the most important books about race in the 21st century.
C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America´s most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut´s Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South . Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward´s most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow . The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. called it ´´the historical Bible of the civil rights movement.´´ The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that, even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s. In fact, during Reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region. Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, ´´a landmark in the history of American race relations.´´
This is the inspiring tale of an alternative way to view life. The author narrates as he is guided by a Pied Crow through the African bush in search of wisdom in the form of ancient writings. He is fortuitously introduced to the crow whist on sabbatical in the quiet space of nature. He allows himself to be led by the crow to a variety of locations where cryptic verses are written and corresponding interpretations found. Each verse presents thought provoking ideas on aspects of life. All of them have a common thread ? to enlighten the reader to see their existence in human form from a completely new and inspiring perspective. The crow takes him on a journey of personal exploration as he is joined by other animals on his travels who help him to discover the hidden treasures of ancient wisdom which still apply today. The symbolic meaning of the crow is revealed in the end and the reader is inspired to begin a new life as part of the creation of everything.
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