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A Climate of Justice: An Ethical Foundation for EnvironmentalismWhite Compromises and American Prosperity

A Climate of Justice: An Ethical Foundation for Environmentalism: White Compromises and American... [The development and protection of American Prosperity was contingent upon Northern and Southern white men making compromises that allowed the continuance of slavery. These white compromises in 1787, 1820, 1850, and 1877 not only protected white supremacy, but also unity of the settler’s economy. The Federal government invaded the Southern states not to abolish slavery, but to preserve the union. After the War, during Reconstruction, Blacks started schools, farmed the land, and were elected to local, state, and national offices. This period of Black empowerment was cut short when Northern and Southern states compromised again to allow the establishment of the Jim Crow regime, the terrorism of lynching, and the re-establishment of the Ku Klux Klan. This compromise was disrupted with the 1960s civil rights movements, which has left us today without the unity necessary to create a climate of justice.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Climate of Justice: An Ethical Foundation for EnvironmentalismWhite Compromises and American Prosperity

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
ISBN
978-3-030-77362-5
Pages
81 –94
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-77363-2_6
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The development and protection of American Prosperity was contingent upon Northern and Southern white men making compromises that allowed the continuance of slavery. These white compromises in 1787, 1820, 1850, and 1877 not only protected white supremacy, but also unity of the settler’s economy. The Federal government invaded the Southern states not to abolish slavery, but to preserve the union. After the War, during Reconstruction, Blacks started schools, farmed the land, and were elected to local, state, and national offices. This period of Black empowerment was cut short when Northern and Southern states compromised again to allow the establishment of the Jim Crow regime, the terrorism of lynching, and the re-establishment of the Ku Klux Klan. This compromise was disrupted with the 1960s civil rights movements, which has left us today without the unity necessary to create a climate of justice.]

Published: Jan 1, 2022

Keywords: White compromises; Slavery; 1820 Compromise; 1850 Compromise; Civil War; Reconstruction; Southern Redemption; Jim Crow

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