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By Michael Wayne
Wayne additionally considers how slavery and its legacy have outlined freedom within the usa. Black american citizens, he argues, as a result of their deep dedication to the promise of freedom and the beliefs articulated by way of the Founding Fathers, turned and stay indispensable Americansthe incarnation of America,” within the phrases of the civil rights chief A. Philip Randolph.
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Mongolians, no matter how long they may stay in the United States, will never lose their identity as a peculiar and separate people. 20 Such interpretations of Chinese character helped to underwrite, in a very short period of time, a movement to prohibit immigration from China. California took the initiative beginning in 1855 with a series of laws, some of which explicitly barred “persons of Chinese or Mongolian races,” and others of which sought to accomplish the same goal through less direct means.
34 Indian removal can properly be seen as a compromise between settlers and Washington. Relocating native peoples beyond the Mississippi would eliminate 36 t h e R e v o l u t i o n t o t h e C i v i l R i g h t s E r a them as competitors for land. But it would also, federal officials told themselves, allow the civilizing process to continue, albeit at a distant remove. Indeed, many policymakers were prepared to claim that isolating the Indians would create a safer and more secure environment for teaching them the values and skills necessary for assimilation into the American mainstream.
2 The diverse histories of Native Americans and of immigrants are intricately connected to the imagining of black America. From the Revolution to the dawning of the Civil Rights Era, slavery—and the memory of slavery as read into the physical characteristics of the descendants of slaves—played a formative role in the construction and reconstruction, of “white” America and exerted significant influence over the opportunities available to those Americans judged ineligible for membership in the white race.
Imagining Black America by Michael Wayne