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The Resource The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent history of the United States, Walter Johnson

The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent history of the United States, Walter Johnson

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The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent history of the United States
Title
The broken heart of America
Title remainder
St. Louis and the violent history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Walter Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From an award-winning historian, a groundbreaking portrait of pervasive exploitation and radical resistance in America, told through the turbulent history of St. Louis. From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book, the city exemplifies how imperialism, racism, and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's past. St. Louis was a staging post for Indian removal and imperial expansion, and its wealth grew on the backs of its poor black residents, from slavery through redlining and urban renewal. But it was once also America's most radical city, home to anti-capitalist immigrants, the Civil War's first general emancipation, and the nation's first general strike -- a legacy of resistance that endures. A blistering history of a city's rise and decline, The Broken Heart of America will forever change how we think about the United States."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Walter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • African Americans
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Missouri
Label
The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent history of the United States, Walter Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Mapping the loss -- William Clark's map -- War to the rope -- No rights the white man is bound to respect -- Empire and the limits of revolution -- Black reconstruction and the counterrevolution of property -- The Babylon of the New World -- The shape of fear -- Not poor, just broke -- "Black removal by white approval" -- Defensible space -- How long? -- Epilogue: The right place for all the wrong reasons
Control code
1111963122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9780465064267
Lccn
2019057353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111963122
Label
The broken heart of America : St. Louis and the violent history of the United States, Walter Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Mapping the loss -- William Clark's map -- War to the rope -- No rights the white man is bound to respect -- Empire and the limits of revolution -- Black reconstruction and the counterrevolution of property -- The Babylon of the New World -- The shape of fear -- Not poor, just broke -- "Black removal by white approval" -- Defensible space -- How long? -- Epilogue: The right place for all the wrong reasons
Control code
1111963122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 517 pages
Isbn
9780465064267
Lccn
2019057353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111963122

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