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Smithers, Gregory D. 1974-

Works: 9 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,303 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: E908.3, 973.932092
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Most widely held works by Gregory D Smithers
The preacher and the politician Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and race in America by Clarence Earl Walker ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Barack Obama's inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama's nomination was nearly derailed by his relationship with Jeremiah Wright, the outspoken former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago. The media storm surrounding Wright's sermons, the historians Clarence E. Walker and Gregory D. Smithers suggest, reveals that America's fraught racial past is very much with us, only slightly less obviously so." "With meticulous research and insightful analysis, Walker and Smithers take us back to the Democratic primary season of 2008, viewing the controversy surrounding Wright in the context of key religious, political, and racial dynamics in American history. In the process they expose how the persistence of institutional racism. and racial stereotypes, became a significant hurdle for Obama in his quest for the presidency."--BOOK JACKET
Slave breeding sex, violence, and memory in African American history by Gregory D Smithers ( )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the idea of selective and forced slave breeding in the U.S. based on the collective memory and folktales of the descendants of enslaved people
Science, sexuality, and race in the United States and Australia, 1780s-1890s by Gregory D Smithers ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book combines transnational history with the comparative analysis of racial formation and reproductive sexuality in the settler colonial spaces of the United States and British Australia. Specifically, the book places "whiteness," and the changing definition of what it meant to be white in nineteenth-century America and Australia, at the center of our historical understanding of racial and sexual identities." "In both the United States and Australia, "whiteness" was defined in opposition to the imagined cultural and biological inferiority of the "Indian," "Negro," and "Aboriginal savage." Moreover, Euro-Americans and Euro-Australians shared a common belief that "whiteness" was synonymous with the extension of settler colonial civilization. Despite this, two very different understandings of "whiteness" emerged in the nineteenth century. The book therefore asks why these different racial understandings of "whiteness" - and the quest to create culturally and racially homogeneous settler civilizations - developed in the United States and Australia."--BOOK JACKET
Slave Breeding Sex and Slavery in African American History by Gregory D Smithers ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For over two centuries, the topic of slave breeding has occupied a controversial place in the master narrative of American history. From nineteenth-century abolitionists to twentieth-century filmmakers and artists, Americans have debated whether slave owners deliberately and coercively manipulated the sexual practices and marital status of enslaved African Americans to reproduce new generations of slaves for profit. In this bold and provocative book, historian Gregory Smithers investigates how African Americans have narrated, remembered, and represented slave-breeding practices. He ar
Native diasporas : indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas by Gregory D Smithers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The arrival of European settlers in the Americas disrupted indigenous lifeways, and the effects of colonialism shattered Native communities. Forced migration and human trafficking created a diaspora of cultures, languages, and people. Gregory D. Smithers and Brooke N. Newman have gathered the work of leading scholars, including Bill Anthes, Duane Champagne, Daniel Cobb, Donald Fixico, and Joy Porter, among others, in examining an expansive range of Native peoples and the extent of their influences through reaggregation. These diverse and wide-ranging essays uncover indigenous understandings of self-identification, community, and culture through the speeches, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples. Native Diasporas explores how indigenous peoples forged a sense of identity and community amid the changes wrought by European colonialism in the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands, and the mainland Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth century. Broad in scope and groundbreaking in the topics it explores, this volume presents fresh insights from scholars devoted to understanding Native American identity in meaningful and methodologically innovative ways"--
The strains of breeding : settler colonialism and managed miscegenation in the United States and Australia, 1760s-1890s by Gregory D Smithers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on official petitions, letters, personal diaries, and oral histories, I demonstrate that collectively, subaltern people asserted their good breeding and racial equality with whites by emphasizing their educational advancement and economic progress. Individually, some Native Americans, African-Americans, and Australian Aborigines used sexual and marital relationships with Anglo settlers and planters to improve their social and economic status. I conclude that by the end of the nineteenth century, indigenous and African-American leaders reinterpreted the biological and cultural aspects of good breeding to defend their racial subjectivity, assert their fundamental human equality, and buttress calls for political and legal justice
Rethinking Genocide in North America by Gregory D Smithers ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The soul of unity : the quarterly journal of the Society of American Indians, 1913-1915 by Gregory D Smithers ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Rethinking place, time and subjectivity in Atlantic world slave societies by Gregory D Smithers ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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