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Raymond Winbush, Should America Pay? Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations (Amistad, 2003), 416pp. ISBN#0060083107.

Notes © 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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NOTE: This is the table of contents to a collection of essays on the question of reparations for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, used as a reader for HIS 390 in spring 2005.

Table of Contents

Title: Author Pages
"Foreword" by Nontombi Tutu xv
"Introduction" by Raymond A. Winbush xxi

PART I: HISTORY AND REPARATIONS
"The African American Warrant for Reparations: The Crime of European Enslavement of Africans and Its Consequences" by Molefi Kete Asante 3-13
"Reparations: An Idea Whose Time Has Come" by Congressman John Conyers Jr. with Jo Ann Nichols Watson 14-21
"Excerpt from Black Exodus: The Ex-Slave Pension Movement Reader" by Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann 22-31
"Restitution as a Precondition of Reconciliation: Native Hawaiians and Indigenous Human Rights" by Haunani-Kay Trask 32-45
"And the Earth Moved: Stealing Black Land in the United States" by Raymond A. Winbush 46-54

PART II: REPARATIONS AND THE LAW
"Reparations for the Descendants of American Slaves Under International Law" by Jon M. Van Dyke 57-78
"Does America Owe a Debt to the Descendants of Its Slaves?" by Harper's Magazine, November 2000 79-108
"Many Billions Gone: Is It Time to Reconsider the Case for Black Reparations?" by Robert Westley 109-134
"Slave Taxes" by Kevin Outterson 135-149
"Reflections on Homer Plessy and Reparations" by Oman L. Winbush 150-162

PART III: VOICES FOR AND AGAINST REPARATIONS
"Presumed Victims" by Armstrong Williams 165-171
"Debt of Honor" by Christopher Hitchens 172-179
"Against Reparations" by John McWhorter 180-196
"... Or a Childish Illusion of Justice?: Reparations Enshrine Victimhood, Dishonoring Our Ancestors" by Shelby Steek 197-199

PART IV: REPARATIONS AND GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING
"The National Black United Front and the Reparations Movement" by Conrad W. Worrill 203-208
"The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA): Its Creation and Contribution to the Reparations Movement" by Adjoa A. Aiyetoro 209-225
"The Popularization of the International Demand for Reparations for African People" by Roger Wareham 226-236

PART V: REPARATIONS AND INTERVENTION
"Debtor's Prison: Facing History and Its Consequences" by Tim Wise 239-250
"Reparations and Health Care for African Americans: Repairing the Damage from the Legacy of Slavery" by Jewel Crawford, Wade W. Nobles, and Joy DeGruy Leary 251-281
"The United States' Debt Owed to Black People" by Haki R. Madhubuti 282-285
"Riding the Reparations Bandwagon" by Molly Secours 286-298
"Reparations + Education = The Pass to Freedom" by Yaa Asantewa Nzingha 299-314
"Interview with Chester and Timothy Hurdle, Barbara Ratliffe, and Ina Hurdle-McGee, October 29, 2002" by Raymond A. Winbush 315-320

PART VI: HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution 323-324
"In the Field: Savannah, Georgia, Special Field Orders, No. 15, January 16, 1865" by Major General William T. Sherman 325-327
"A Bill Introduced by Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania, H.R. 29, 40th Congress, 1st Session, March 11, 1867: A Plan for Confiscation" 328-330
Congressman John Conyers's (D-MI) Bill for a Study of the Impact of Slavery on African Americans, HR40IH, 105th Congress, 1st Session, H.R. 40 331-337
The Dakar Declaration: African Regional Preparatory Conference for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Dakar, 22-24 January 2001 338-347
Farmer-Paellmann v. FleetBoston, Aetna Inc., CSX 348-360

PART VII: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
OF THE REPARATIONS MOVEMENT
"Current Legal Status of Reparations, Strategies of the National Black United Front, the Mississippi Model, What's Next in the Reparations Movement" by Baba Hannibal Afrik, Jill Soffiyah Elijah, Dorothy Benton Lewis, and Conrad W. Worrill 363-383
   
Notes 385-401
Index 403-416

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