Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy

Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy

by Nikhil Pal Singh
     
 

Despite black gains in modern America, the end of racism is not yet in sight. Singh asks what happened to the worldly and radical visions of equality that animated black intellectual activists from W. E. B. Du Bois in the 1930s to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. In so doing, he constructs an alternative history of civil rights in the twentieth century, a long… See more details below

Overview

Despite black gains in modern America, the end of racism is not yet in sight. Singh asks what happened to the worldly and radical visions of equality that animated black intellectual activists from W. E. B. Du Bois in the 1930s to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. In so doing, he constructs an alternative history of civil rights in the twentieth century, a long civil rights era, in which radical hopes and global dreams are recognized as central to the history of black struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674019515
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
465,593
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Nikhil Pal Singh is Visiting Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History Director of the Program in American Studies at New York University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Civil Rights, Civic Myths

1. Rethinking Race and Nation

2. Reconstructing Democracy

3. Internationalizing Freedom

4. Americanizing the Negro

5. Decolonizing America

Conclusion: Racial Justice beyond Civil Rights

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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