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Author Morgan, Lynda J., author

Title Known for my work : African American ethics from slavery to freedom / Lynda J. Morgan
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 197 pages)
Contents Introduction. The social and intellectual gifts of black folk : foundations and legacies of a humanistic democratic ethos -- "There will be a day of reckoning" : What is a slave? -- "I found that there were puzzling exceptions" : the economic foundations of race during slavery and Jim Crow -- In a cage of obscene birds : slavery's consequences for slaveholders and the nation -- "Cruelty is inseparable from slavery" : violence, rape, and the right of self-defense -- Democracy meets the industrial revolution : reconstruction achievements and the counterrevolution against them -- Ethical transmissions : consultations with the emancipation generation -- Ethical legacies for the twenty-first century : apologies, regrets, therapy, and reparations
Summary "Lynda Morgan builds an intellectual and social history of slave thought about labor and morality, and she traces elements through Reconstruction and the civil rights movement. She concludes her manuscript by connecting this legacy to reparations arguments and apologies for slavery that continue in the present day"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-184) and index
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Subject African American philosophy.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Psychology.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Ethics -- United States.
Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
United States -- Moral conditions.
United States -- Race relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813055911 (electronic bk.)
9780813055916 (electronic bk.)