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SenGupta, Gunja

Overview
Works: 8 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Gunja SenGupta
For God and Mammon : evangelicals and entrepreneurs, masters and slaves in territorial Kansas, 1854-1860 by Gunja SenGupta( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the multiple dimensions of the antebellum Kansas tempest as a microcosm of the larger history of sectional conflict and reconciliation. It shows, through an examination of the antislavery ends and means of the American Missionary Association, the American Home Missionary Society, and the New England Emigrant Aid Company, that the northeastern free-state contingent in Kansas represented a wide spectrum of opinion on black bondage, ranging from racially egalitarian Christian abolitionist absolutism on the one hand to free labor pragmatism on the other. Nevertheless, Yankee confrontations with the allegedly parallel unprogressive forces of "slavery, rum, and Romanism" in the territory evoked compelling public images of civilization and savagery, freedom and dependence that broadened the appeal of antislavery politics in the free North on the eve of the Civil War. At the same time, For God and Mammon analyzes the ideology and dynamics of proslavery activism in Kansas, demonstrating how clashing conceptions of republicanism and capitalism helped frame the terms of debate over slavery. Finally, the book argues that the sharp polarities of slavery discourse in Kansas obscured a more ambiguous reality. Southerners resorted to fraudulent voting and appealed to anti-abolitionism, nativism, and racism not only to battle Northern elements but to score points over their proslavery whiggish rivals as well. Schisms within a competitive, business-minded pro-Southern elite contained the seeds of Mammon's triumph over political ideology in some proslavery circles and facilitated a sectional truce at the African American's expense even before the slavery question had faded from the political horizon of the territory
From slavery to poverty : the racial origins of welfare in New York, 1840-1918 by Gunja SenGupta( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The racially charged stereotype of ""welfare queen""-an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers-is a familiar icon in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty , her historical roots run deep. For, SenGupta argues, the language and institutions of poor relief and reform have historically served as forums for inventing and negotiating identity. Mining a broad array of sources on nineteenth-century New York City's interlocking network of private benevolence and municipal relief, SenGupta shows that these institutions
Evangelicals and entrepreneurs : the northwestern antislavery experience in Kansas, 1854-1860 by Gunja SenGupta( )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleeding Kansas by Gunja SenGupta( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing homes and border crossings : the slavery trope in films of the Black Atlantic by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Servants for freedom : Christian abolitionists in territorial Kansas, 1854-1858 by Gunja SenGupta( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History in Ousmane Sembène's Guelwaar and Ceddo by Awam Amkpa( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Review of Portrait of an abolitionist : a biography of George Luther Stearns, 1809-1867, by Charles E. Heller] by Gunja SenGupta( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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For God and Mammon : evangelicals and entrepreneurs, masters and slaves in territorial Kansas, 1854-1860
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From slavery to poverty : the racial origins of welfare in New York, 1840-1918