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"In a prose that is clear, full of real-world illustrations and sometimes outright funny, [Kelley] does something increasingly rare: he maintains political commitment while appreciating various kinds of aesthetic, social and political differences (rebel, rebel)." Quarterly Black Review

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"A wide-ranging, challenging book that deserves attention by anyone seriously interested in African American culture." Choice

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-338) and index.

About the Author

Robin D. G. Kelley is professor of history and Africana studies at New York University and author of Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression (1990).

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by George Lipsitz

Introduction: Writing Black Working-Class History from Way, Way Below

PART I. "WE WEAR THE MASK": HIDDEN HISTORIES OF RESISTANCE

1. Shiftless of the World Unite!

2. "We Are Not What We Seem": The Politics and Pleasures of Community

3. Congested Terrain: Resistance on Public Transportation

4. Birmingham's Untouchables: The Black Poor in the Age of Civil Rights

PART II. TO BE RED AND BLACK

5. "Afric's Sons With Banner Red": African American Communists and the Politics of Culture, 1919-1934

6. "This Ain't Ethiopia, But It'll Do": African Americans and the Spanish Civil War

PART III. REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE?

7. The Riddle of the Zoot: Malcolm Little and Black Cultural Politics During World War II

8. Kickin' Reality, Kickin' Ballistics: "Gangsta Rap" and Postindustrial Los Angeles

Afterword

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684826394
Foreword:
Lipsitz, George
Author:
Lipsitz, George
Author:
Kelley, Robin
Author:
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African Americans - History - 1877-1964
Subject:
African Americans - History - 1964-
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 page photo insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 19.6 oz

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