Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience by Manning Marable | 9780231108904 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience

Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience

by Manning Marable
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231108907

ISBN-13: 9780231108904

Pub. Date: 07/03/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Freedom on My Mind reveals the richly diverse and complex experience of black people in America in their own words, from the Colonial era of Benjamin Banneker to the present world of Kweisi Mfume and Clarence Thomas. Personal correspondence, excerpts from slave narratives and autobiographies, leaflets, significant addresses and speeches, oral histories and

Overview

Freedom on My Mind reveals the richly diverse and complex experience of black people in America in their own words, from the Colonial era of Benjamin Banneker to the present world of Kweisi Mfume and Clarence Thomas. Personal correspondence, excerpts from slave narratives and autobiographies, leaflets, significant addresses and speeches, oral histories and interviews, political manifestos, and important statements of black institutions and organizations are brought together to form a volume that testifies to the boundless creative potential of black Americans in indefatigable pursuit of the dream of freedom.

Arranged thematically, the selections illustrate the politics of resistance—as reflected through gender and sexuality, kinship and community, work and leisure, faith and spirituality. They also highlight the contributions of women to black identity, history, and consciousness, and offer excerpts from the work of some of the finest stylists in the African American canon. A general introduction as well as short introductions and bibliographies for each document further enhance the usefulness of the book for students and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231108904
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1: Gender, Kinship, and Community 1. Women and Gender2. Kinship and Community3. Imagining the Black WorldPart 2: Political, Economic, and Social Justice 4. Political Leadership and Social Protest5. In Pursuit of Justice6. Work, Labor, and Economic Development7. A Vision of DemocracyPart 3: Culture, Faith, and Celebration 8. Popular Culture9. Faith and Spirituality

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