African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movement

African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movement

by Angela Jones
     
 

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This fresh and invigorating analysis illuminates the often-neglected story of early African American civil rights activism.

• Primary source documents including the Niagara Movement's "Declaration of Principles"

• A chronology of the development of the civil rights movement

• Photographs of key players in the Niagara Movement

• An

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Overview

This fresh and invigorating analysis illuminates the often-neglected story of early African American civil rights activism.

• Primary source documents including the Niagara Movement's "Declaration of Principles"

• A chronology of the development of the civil rights movement

• Photographs of key players in the Niagara Movement

• An expansive bibliography encompassing titles from sociology, political science, and history

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jones is right to point our attention to dialogue and debate as underappreciated facets of early civil rights activism. She does so compellingly with fine and creative use of primary documents (many of which are reproduced in the text or elaborated in an appendix)." - American Journal of Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313393600
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

T.V. Reed
"Angela Jones-Zapasnik's African American Civil Rights fills an important gap in the history of African American liberation struggles. Her richly detailed, careful history makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Niagara Movement as a key step in the creation of what the author aptly characterizes as ‘black publics,' a key stage in the ongoing story of civil rights."
Douglas Mcadam author of Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency
"In recent years our understanding of the African-American freedom struggle has been greatly enhanced by scholarship on what has come to be known as the 'long' civil rights movement. In contrast to the canonical struggle, this long movement began well before Montgomery and extended well after King's death. But even with all the welcome attention to earlier chapters in the struggle, glaring omissions remain. With this book, one of the most significant of these holes has been filled. Jones' rich history of the Niagara Movement restores the precursor to the NAACP to its rightful place in the amended history of the movement."
Cornel West
"Angela Jones is a superb historian who tells a poignant story and subtle analysis of the premier civil rights organization in America. Don't miss her powerful book!"
Francesca Polletta
"Leaders of this 'movement of words'—eloquent, combative, and theatrical figures like Monroe Trotter, J. Max Barber, and W.E.B Dubois—used public debates and the new black press to publicize a radical alternative to Booker T. Washington's accommodationism. They effectively created a new black public, one committed to equal rights and political power, without which the modern civil rights movement would have been impossible. More than a fascinating history of a little known organization, African American Civil Rights advances a theory of movement emergence that is sure to prove influential in future scholarship on this and other movements."

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Meet the Author

Angela Jones, PhD, is assistant professor of sociology at Farmingdale State College, State University of New York.

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