A History of African-American Leadership / Edition 3

A History of African-American Leadership / Edition 3

by John White, Bruce J. Dierenfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405811560

ISBN-13: 9781405811569

Pub. Date: 05/23/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures.

This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular

Overview

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures.

This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned.

The book also examines the 'grass roots' of black protest movements in America, paying particular attention to the major civil rights organizations as well as black separatist groups such as the Nation of Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405811569
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Series:
Studies In Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,198,955
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Publisher's acknowledgements. List of plates. Preface to Third Edition. 1 Introduction: African-American Leaders and Limited Options 2. Booker T. Washington: Black Enigma. 3. W. E. B. Du Bois: Talented Propagandist. 4. Marcus Garvey: Black Moses. 5. Martin Luther King, Jr: Apostle of Non-Violence. 6. Malcolm X: ‘The Angriest Negro in America’. 7. African-American Women: Heroines & Trailblazers. 8. Jesse Jackson: The Rainbow Man. 9. Barack Obama: America’s First Black President. Conclusion. Selected Bibliography. Index.

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