Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century

by Jonathan Scott Holloway
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0268030804

ISBN-13: 9780268030803

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century explores the development of American social science by highlighting the contributions of those scholars who were both students and objects of a segregated society. The book asks how segregation has influenced, and continues to influence, the development of

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Black Scholars on the Line: Race, Social Science, and American Thought in the Twentieth Century explores the development of American social science by highlighting the contributions of those scholars who were both students and objects of a segregated society. The book asks how segregation has influenced, and continues to influence, the development of American social thought and social science scholarship.
 
Jonathan Scott Holloway and Ben Keppelpresent the work of twenty-eight black social scientists whose work was published between the rise of the Tuskegee model of higher education and the end of the Black Power Era. The intellectuals featured here produced scholarship that helped define the contours of the social sciences as they evolved over the course of the twentieth century. Theirs was the work of pioneers, now for the first time gathered in one anthology.
 
*Black Scholars on the Line is a wonderful contribution. As one who teaches black American intellectual history, I can attest to how useful it is to have these articles collected in one volume. Professors Holloway and Keppel are to be commended. They have chosen with intelligence and care, and their introductory essay situates their selections very helpfully. This book should do much to help recover for a new generation of scholars and students what was indeed the main trunk of black American intellectual discourse—and a primary domain of black Americans' civic debate—through the segregation era.” —Adolph Reed Jr, University of Pennsylvania
 
“Jonathan Holloway and Ben Keppel have rendered a great service in bringing together the radiant social science scholarship of 20th-century African Americans. The 31 essays, deftly introduced, show the brilliance of under-appreciated black scholars who struggled to be heard across the color line.” —Gary B. Nash, professor emeritus, UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268030803
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
AFRO/AMER INTELLECTU
Edition description:
1
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
1,215,776
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Segregated Social Science and Its Legacy     1
Founding an Intellectual Tradition
Introduction     40
"The Attitude of the American Mind toward the Negro Intellect"     45
"The Negro in Light of Philology, Ethnology, and Egyptology"     57
"The Status of Woman in America"     68
"The Progress of Colored Women"     77
"The Exodus during the World War"     87
Building a True Social Science
Introduction     102
"Slavery and Industrialism     108
"The Size, Age and Sex of the Negro Population"     131
"The Changing Status of the Negro Family"     150
"The Background" (from Shadow of the Plantation)     161
"Cotton Plus Steel Equals Schools, 1900-1930     173
"Caste, Economy, and Violence"     196
African Americans in American Cultural Production
Introduction     210
"The New Negro"     215
"Characteristics of Negro Expression"     226
"The American Race Problem as Reflected in American Literature"     240
"The Dilemma of the Negro Author"     261
The Political Economy of Race
Introduction     270
"Economic Foundations of American Race Division"     276
"The Du Bois Program in the Present Crisis"     290
"Social Planning for the Negro, Past and Present"     295
"A Critique of New Deal Social Planning As It Affects Negroes"     313
"The Negro and Social Planning"     321
The World and the Color Line Come Home
Introduction     328
"The Negro in the New World Order"     334
"Race and Imperialism"     355
"Certain Unalienable Rights"     374
"Prospect of a World without Race Conflict"     383
"Plans for World Peace"     394
A Science of Society
Introduction     406
"Racial Identification and Preference in Negro Children     415
"The Culture of Poverty Approach to Social Problems"     429
"Toward a Definition of Black Social Science"     437
"Tomorrow's Tomorrow: The Black Woman"     455
"Oppression and Power: The Unique Status of the Black Woman in the American Political System"     466
"Competitive Race Relations and the Proliferation of Racial Protests: 1940-1970"     482

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