Reparations for Slavery: A Reader

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Ronald P. Salzberger, Mary Turck
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 349 pages
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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 many other readers on such topics, this book includes a substantial number of essays designed to provide the entire discussion with an 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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Contents

Why Reparations Slavery and Its Aftermath
3
The Conditions of Slavery
5
Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
11
Frederick Douglass What to the Slave is the 4th of July?
14
Restoring White Supremacy Jim Crow
17
The Continuing Injuries of Slavery and Jim Crow
29
Slaverys Insults The Continuing Nonmaterial Injuries of Slavery
33
Early Reparations Initiatives
59
Reparations for Slavery in Scholarly Writing
141
Stephen Kershnar The Case against Reparations
151
Underlying Questions of Responsibility and Entitlement
163
Collective Responsibility Am I Responsible for the Misdeeds of Others?
169
Samuel Scheffler Relationships and Responsibilities
180
Historical Responsibility Are the Sins of the Fathers to Be Visited on Their GreatGreatGrandchildren?
197
Jeremy Waldron Superseding Historic Injustice
205
Janna Thompson Historical Obligations
224

The Nineteenth Century
61
Reparations Bill for the African Slaves in the United States The First Session Fortieth Congress
64
Thaddeus Stevens Quoted Speaking to the US House of Representatives on Section 4 of H R 29 The 1867 Slave Reparation Bill
65
The MidTwentieth Century
69
James Forman The Black Manifesto1969
70
Hugo Bedau Compensatory justice and The Black Manifesto
76
H R 40 IH 33 106th Congress 1st Session
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 C...
96
The Contemporary Moral Debate over Restitution
121
Reparations for Slavery in the Popular Press Reading 1 David Horowitz Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks Is a Bad Idea for Black and Racist ...
127
Ernest Allen Jr and Robert Chrisman Ten Reasons A Response to David Horowitz
130
Janna Thompson Historical Injustice and Reparations Justifying Claims of Descendants
236
Some Devilish Details
261
Legal Matters Forum Making the Case for Racial Reparations Harpers Magazine
263
Economic Calculations
289
Dalton Conley Wealth Matters from Being Black Living in the Red
290
Alternatives
301
Between Vengeance and Forgiveness
303
Bibliography
329
Index
339
About the Editors
349
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Ronald P. Salzberger is a professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. Mary C. Turck is currently the editor of Connections to the Americas.

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