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Table of Contents Acknowledgements 6 Introduction Contested Democracy 8 Manisha Sinha and Penny Von Eschen One An Alternative Tradition of Radicalism: Black Abolitionists and the Metaphor of Revolution, 1775-1865 Manisha Sinha 20 Two Isaiah Rynders and the Ironies of Popular Democracy in Antebellum New York Tyler Anbinder 52 Three Leave of Court: African American Claims-Making in the Era of Dred Scott v. Sanford Martha Jones 82 Four City Women: Slavery and Resistance in Antebellum St. Louis Martha Saxton 109 Five Free Soil, Free Labor, and Free Markets: On Antebellum Merchant Clerks and the Tautologies of Profit Michael Zakim 138 Six Make ¿Every Slave Free and Every Freeman a Voter¿: The African American Construction of Suffrage Discourse in the Age of Emancipation Wang Xi 169 Seven Making it Fit: The Federal Government, Liberal Individualism, and the American West Melinda Lawson 201 Eight Reconstructing the Empire of Cotton: A Global Story Sven Beckert 233 Nine Cuba Libre and American Imperial Nationalism: Conflicting Views of Racial Democracy in Post-Reconstruction United States Alessandra Lorini 270 Ten Transnational Solidarities: The Sacco and Vanzetti Case in Global Perspective Lisa McGirr 298 Eleven ¿An Ironic Testimony to the Value of American Democracy¿: Assimilationism and the World War II Internment of Japanese Americans Mae M. Ngai 330 Twelve Student Protest, ¿Law and Order,¿ and the Origins of African American Studies in California Martha Biondi 358 Thirteen Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Hard and Soft Power from the Outside In Penny Von Eschen 387 Fourteen The Story of American Freedom ¿ Before and After 9/11 Eric Foner 417 Afterword ¿From the Archives and From the Heart¿ David W. Blight 433
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Democracy -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
Radicalism -- United States -- History.
Social movements -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.