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Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought

Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought


  • Date Published: November 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521626279

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  • Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought revisits the activism and arguments in support of separate black statehood from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, detailing the ways black nationalism historically mirrors broader currents in US politics and thought. This book challenges the idea that black nationalism is an essentially timeless, unchanging, and anti-assimilationist impulse with respect to the alternative goal of racial inclusion. It argues that black nationalism in the United States draws on analogous political strategy and thinking unique to specific historical eras – often inadvertently reproducing strategies and thinking responsible for racial inequality in the first place.

    • Offers a provocative account of an undeniably important, though not fully understood, impulse in black political history
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521626279
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.292kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Anglo-African nationalism
    2. Malcolm X and the nation of Islam
    3. Black nationalist organizations in the Civil Rights era
    4. Black nationalist discourse
    5. Black nationalism as ethnic pluralism
    6. Black nationalism and the ethnic paradigm
    7. Black nationalism in the contemporary era
    Selected bibliography

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • African American Politics
  • Author

    Dean E. Robinson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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