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Should America Pay? Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations

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ISBN-10: 0060083115

ISBN-13: 9780060083113

Edition: N/A

Authors: Raymond Winbush

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Growing interest in reparations for African Americans has prompted a range of responses, from lawsuits against major corporations and a march in Washington to an anti-reparations ad campaign. As a result, the link between slavery and contemporary race relations is more potent and obvious than ever. Grassroots organizers, lawmakers, and distinguished academics have embraced the idea that reparations should be pursued vigorously in the courts and legislature. But others ask, Who should pay? And could reparations help heal the wounds of the past? This comprehensive collection -- the only of its kind -- gathers together the seminal essays and key participants in the debate. Pro-reparations…    
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List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

Foreword
Introduction
History and Reparations
The African American Warrant for Reparations: The Crime of European Enslavement of Africans and Its Consequences
Reparations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Excerpt from Black Exodus: The Ex-Slave Pension Movement Reader
Restitution as a Precondition of Reconciliation: Native Hawaiians and Indigenous Human Rights
And the Earth Moved: Stealing Black Land in the United States
Reparations and the Law
Reparations for the Descendants of American Slaves Under International Law
Does America Owe a Debt to the Descendants of Its Slaves?
Many Billions Gone: Is It Time to Reconsider the Case for Black Reparations?
Slave Taxes
Reflections on Homer Plessy and Reparations
Voices for and Against Reparations
Presumed Victims
Debt of Honor
Against Reparations
... Or a Childish Illusion of Justice?: Reparations Enshrine Victimhood, Dishonoring Our Ancestors
Reparations and Grassroots Organizing
The National Black United Front and the Reparations Movement
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA): Its Creation and Contribution to the Reparations Movement
The Popularization of the International Demand for Reparations for African People
Reparations and Intervention
Debtor's Prison: Facing History and Its Consequences
Reparations and Health Care for African Americans: Repairing the Damage from the Legacy of Slavery
The United States' Debt Owed to Black People
Riding the Reparations Bandwagon
Reparations + Education = The Pass to Freedom
Interview with Chester and Timothy Hurdle, Barbara Ratliffe, and Ina Hurdle-McGee, October 29, 2002
Historical Documents
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution
In the Field: Savannah, Georgia, Special Field Orders, No. 15, January 16, 1865
A Bill Introduced by Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania, H.R. 29, 40th Congress, 1st Session, March 11, 1867: A Plan for Confiscation
Congressman John Conyers's (D-MI) Bill for a Study of the Impact of Slavery on African Americans, HR40IH, 105th Congress, 1st Session, H.R. 40
The Dakar Declaration: African Regional Preparatory Conference for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Dakar, 22-24 January 2001
Farmer-Paellmann v. FleetBoston, Aetna Inc., CSX
Current Status and Future Directions of the Reparations Movement
Current Legal Status of Reparations, Strategies of the National Black United Front, the Mississippi Model, What's Next in the Reparations Movement
Notes
Index