Black Conservatism: Essays in Intellectual and Political History

Black Conservatism: Essays in Intellectual and Political History

by Peter Eisenstadt
     
 

This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A.

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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815324645
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Crosscurrents in African American History Series, #3
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1James Forten, Conservative Radical3
Ch. 2Henry McNeal Turner - Conservative? Radical? Or Independent?25
Ch. 3Southern Black Conservatism, 1865-1945: An Introduction51
Ch. 4The Washingtonian Legacy: A History of Black Political Conservatism in America, 1915-194481
Ch. 5Radical Rhetoric, Conservative Reality: The Nation of Islam As an American Conservative Formation109
Ch. 6The African-American Gospel of Business Success133
Ch. 7Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, and Modern Black Cultural Conservatism151
Ch. 8Uncle Tom, Pragmatist, or Visionary?: An Assessment of the Reverend Dr. Joseph Harrison Jackson and Civil Rights169
Ch. 9The Evolution of A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin from Radicalism to Conservatism201
Ch. 10The Republican Party and the African-American Vote Since 1964233
Select Bibliography263
Notes on Contributors281
Index285

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