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Black Leadership: Four Great American Leaders and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Synopsis:

The history of the black struggle for civil rights land political and economic equality in America is deeply tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. In this compelling work, Manning Marable presents thought-provoking portraits of some of this century's most vital black leaders, delving into significant but little-studied aspects of their careers.

At the heart of the book are probing examinations of four leaders whose legacies speak to the challenges of race, class, and power: Booker T. Washington's conservative strategy of accommodation to segregation, Harold Washington's failure to uproot Chicago's political machine, the nationalist separatism of Louis Farrakhan, and the democratic transformation championed by W.E.B. Du Bois. Cogently argued and lucidly written, Black Leadership goes beyond the rhetoric of racial politics and renews the possibility of lasting cultural change throughout American society.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-224) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Foundations of inequality
  2. ch. 1.Racial contours of the constitution
  3. ch. 2.Black history and the vision of democracy
  4. pt. 2.Ideology and political culture: the age of segregation
  5. ch. 3.Booker T. Washington and the political economy of black accommodation
  6. ch. 4.W.E.B. Du Bois and the politics of culture
  7. ch. 5.Black faith of W.E.B. Du Bois
  8. ch. 6.Pan-Africanism of W.E.B. Du Bois
  9. ch. 7.Political intellectuals in the African diaspora
  10. pt. 3.Politics of peace and urban empowerment
  11. ch. 8.Peace and black liberation: the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois
  12. ch. 9.Harold Washington's Chicago: race, class conflict, and political change
  13. pt. 4.Beyond boundaries: the future of black history in the present
  14. ch. 10.Rhetoric of racial harmony
  15. ch. 11.Black fundamentalism: Louis Farrakhan and the politics of conservative black nationalism
  16. ch. 12.Black leadership and organized labor: from workplace to community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140281132
Subtitle:
Four Great American Leaders and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Author:
Marable, Manning
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American leadership
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
99-199
Publication Date:
19990701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.99x5.28x.72 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The history of the black struggle for civil rights land political and economic equality in America is deeply tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. In this compelling work, Manning Marable presents thought-provoking portraits of some of this century's most vital black leaders, delving into significant but little-studied aspects of their careers.

At the heart of the book are probing examinations of four leaders whose legacies speak to the challenges of race, class, and power: Booker T. Washington's conservative strategy of accommodation to segregation, Harold Washington's failure to uproot Chicago's political machine, the nationalist separatism of Louis Farrakhan, and the democratic transformation championed by W.E.B. Du Bois. Cogently argued and lucidly written, Black Leadership goes beyond the rhetoric of racial politics and renews the possibility of lasting cultural change throughout American society.

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