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Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

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". . . [a] bold and provocative celebration of the black radical imagination in the 20th century."

—The New York Times Book Review

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century.

Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism,

and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From "the preeminent historian of black popular culture" (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society.

"Based on Kelley's belief that to make a better world we must first imagine it, this brilliantly conceived and written book recounts the accomplishments of black activists and thinkers over the past century who have been committed

to remaking the world."

—Library Journal

Robin D. G.Kelley is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb). He lives in New York City.

Synopsis:

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From'the preeminent historian of black popular culture' (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society.

Synopsis:

Robin D. G.Kelley, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of the award-winning Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb). He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

When history sleeps : a beginning — Dreams of the new land — The Negro question : red dreams of Black liberation — Roaring from the east : third world dreaming — A day of reckoning : dreams of restitution — This battlefield called life : Black feminist dreams — Keeping it (sur)real : dreams of the marvelous — When history awakes : a new beginning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807009789
Subtitle:
The Black Radical Imagination
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Author:
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
264

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Product details 264 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807009789 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From'the preeminent historian of black popular culture' (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society.
"Synopsis" by , Robin D. G.Kelley, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of the award-winning Hammer and Hoe, Race Rebels, and Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb). He lives in New York City.
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