African American Leadership / Edition 1

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Written by two of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the topic, this book provides a panoramic overview of black leadership in the United States.
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Scholars of political science and Afro-American studies offer a panoramic view of the theory, research, and praxis of African American leadership, and strategy and policy recommendations for black leaders. First they assess the social science research literature on the subject, and show how it has evolved since the 1930s. Then they analyze the roles and strategies of black leadership and provide case studies illustrating various styles in contexts of boycotts, direction action, and mass demonstrations and marches. The first part is a republication of Smith's 1983 with a revised final chapter and new postscript. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791441466
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2004
  • Series: SUNY Series in Afro-American Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables



PART I. Theory and Research


1. Social Science Theory and Research on Black Leadership

2. The Negro Leadership Literature

3. Factors Affecting the Transformation from Negro to Black Leadership

4. The Black Leadership Literature

5. Leadership in Negro and Black: Problems in Theory and Research


Appendix A

Appendix B

PART II. Theory and Praxis


6. A Paradigm of the Practice of Black Leadership

7. Black Leadership and the Problem of Strategy Shift

8. The National Black Leadership Roundtable

9. Popular Black Struggle: Mass Mobilization in the 1990s

10. Serving the People: Unity and Accountability

11. Leadership Toward What Ends

PART III. Conclusion

12. Black Leadership: Toward a Twenty-First Century Praxis




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