The Making of African America

In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom.

Author: Ira Berlin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014311879X

Category: History

Page: 320

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An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience. In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.

Race and Gender in the Making of an African American Literary Tradition

Race and gender in the making of an African American literary tradition / Aimable Twagilimana. p. cm. — (Studies in African American history and culture) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8153-2993-8 (alk. paper) 1.

Author: Aimable Twagilimana

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317732316

Category: History

Page: 202

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Race Class and Culture

This book examines the sources and dynamics of the race cleavage in American society through a detailed analysis of intergroup and intragroup differences at the level of mass opinion.

Author: Robert Charles Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409459

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Race is arguably the most profound and enduring cleavage in American society and politics. This book examines the sources and dynamics of the race cleavage in American society through a detailed analysis of intergroup and intragroup differences at the level of mass opinion. The ethclass theory, which examines the intersection of ethnicity and class, is used to analyze interracial differences in mass attitudes. This analysis yields three clusters of opinion that distinguish African Americans from whites -- religiosity, interpersonal alienation, and political liberalism. The authors then examine the intragroup sources of these opinion differences among blacks in terms of class, gender, age, region, and religion. While the authors demonstrate an embryonic trend of more black middle class opinion agreement with whites, the book confirms the ethclass character of the black experience whereby race and race consciousness are still more significant than class in shaping black attitudes. Given the growing class bifurcation in black America and the continuing debate about its significance in shaping black attitudes and behavior, this book offers a refreshing new analysis of the homogeneity as well as heterogeneity of black mass public opinion.

We Have No Leaders

This comprehensive study of African American politics since the civil rights era concludes that the black movement has been co-opted, marginalized, and almost wholly incorporated into mainstream institutions.

Author: Robert Charles Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431351

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This comprehensive study of African American politics since the civil rights era concludes that the black movement has been co-opted, marginalized, and almost wholly incorporated into mainstream institutions.

The Music in African American Fiction

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Robert H. Cataliotti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815323303

Category: Music

Page: 254

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Roots of African American Art

In A . Bontemps ( Ed . ) , American Negro poetry . New York : Hill and Wang . ... Contemporary black artists in America . New York : Whitney Museum of American Art ... The gift of black folk : The Negro in the making of America .

Author: Carole Ann Challberg Hubbard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: African American art

Page: 132

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Workers on Arrival

Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the black poor as “consumers” rather than “producers,” as “takers” rather than “givers,” and as “liabilities” instead of “assets.” In his engrossing history, ...

Author: Joe William Trotter Jr.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520971175

Category: History

Page: 328

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From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the black poor as “consumers” rather than “producers,” as “takers” rather than “givers,” and as “liabilities” instead of “assets.” In his engrossing new history, Workers on Arrival, Joe William Trotter, Jr. refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class’s vast contributions to the making of America. Covering the last four hundred years since Africans were first brought to Virginia in 1619, Trotter traces black workers’ complicated journey from the transatlantic slave trade through the American Century to the demise of the industrial order in the 21st century. At the center of this compelling, fast-paced narrative are the actual experiences of these African American men and women. A dynamic and vital history of remarkable contributions despite repeated setbacks, Workers on Arrival expands our understanding of America’s economic and industrial growth, its cities, ideas, and institutions, and the real challenges confronting black urban communities today.


Guide to Books on Black Americans

This book presents 2322 full citations of books from 1990-1993 including subject headings of books dealing with Black Americans. Full author and subject indexes are provided for easy access to this compilation.

Author: G. P. Manat

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 319

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This book presents 2322 full citations of books from 1990-1993 including subject headings of books dealing with Black Americans. Full author and subject indexes are provided for easy access to this compilation. Entries cover topics as diverse as: civil war history, sports figures, literature, civil rights, movies and television, religion, culture, politics and government, social life and customs, arts and artists, philosophy.

Revolutionaries to Race Leaders

Cedric Johnson is assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Author: Cedric Johnson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452913455

Category: History

Page: 294

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The Black Power movement represented a key turning point in American politics. Disenchanted by the hollow progress of federal desegregation during the 1960s, many black citizens and leaders across the United States demanded meaningful self-determination. The popular movement they created was marked by a vigorous artistic renaissance, militant political action, and fierce ideological debate. Exploring the major political and intellectual currents from the Black Power era to the present, Cedric Johnson reveals how black political life gradually conformed to liberal democratic capitalism and how the movement’s most radical aims—the rejection of white aesthetic standards, redefinition of black identity, solidarity with the Third World, and anticapitalist revolution—were gradually eclipsed by more moderate aspirations. Although Black Power activists transformed the face of American government, Johnson contends that the evolution of the movement as a form of ethnic politics restricted the struggle for social justice to the world of formal politics. Johnson offers a compelling and theoretically sophisticated critique of the rhetoric and strategies that emerged in this period. Drawing on extensive archival research, he reinterprets the place of key intellectual figures, such as Harold Cruse and Amiri Baraka, and influential organizations, including the African Liberation Support Committee, the National Black Political Assembly, and the National Black Independent Political Party in postsegregation black politics, while at the same time identifying the contradictions of Black Power radicalism itself. Documenting the historical retreat from radical, democratic struggle, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders ultimately calls for the renewal of popular struggle and class-conscious politics. Cedric Johnson is assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.