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Rising to Common Ground: Overcoming America's Color Lines

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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Paperback, 140 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Just Faith, Inc
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Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
A book everyone should read. Sadly, the schools do not do a thorough job of teaching history.
Prior to the slave trade as we know it (first Africans arrived in 1619), slavery was based on religion and because of this many slaves were native Americans or "heathens". Slavery did include some Africans but the laws of slavery were not as strict as they would later become. A slave could own, buy, and sell livestock. This allowed them to save money in order to buy their freedom. Sometimes a slave would
Nov 05, 2008 rated it liked it
basically, this is dr. jenkins' "race relations" class at xavier in book form. without her personality. i didn't feel like there were many new ideas for me; nevertheless, it was a valuable book that created a lot of interesting discussion in my justfaith group. it was also interesting to read in the midst of obama's election -- i feel like a new chapter will have to be added to this book in the next few years.
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Written in 2006, this quick read is still very relevant. It's a perfect read for those looking for an honest overview of the history of race and racial tensions, specifically between blacks and whites, in the U.S. It touches on some of what's covered in much more depth in The New Jim Crow, which I highly recommend as a follow-up read, and closes with coverage of solutions being carried out natioionwide by inter-faith church-based groups.
Dec 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Very basic, nothing new.
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
If you want to be part of the solution to end racism, read this book!
Aug 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
This little book gave me a better knowlege of the history of racism as well as the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done. Well worth the read.
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Best book that I have read on race in America!
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In light of the resurgence of open racism, this book is a highly relevant read.
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