Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 by Jeffrey B Perry | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

by Jeffrey B Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 023113911X

ISBN-13: 9780231139113

Pub. Date: 11/17/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A. Philip Randolph and Marcus

Overview

Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey, and his synthesis of class and race issues is a key unifying link between the two great trends of the Black Liberation Movement: the labor- and civil-rights-based work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the race and nationalist platform associated with Malcolm X.

The foremost Black organizer, agitator, and theoretician of the Socialist Party of New York, Harrison was also the founder of the "New Negro" movement, the editor of Negro World, and the principal radical influence on the Garvey movement. He was a highly praised journalist and critic (reportedly the first regular Black book reviewer), a freethinker and early proponent of birth control, a supporter of Black writers and artists, a leading public intellectual, and a bibliophile who helped transform the 135th Street Public Library into an international center for research in Black culture. His biography offers profound insights on race, class, religion, immigration, war, democracy, and social change in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231139113
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2010
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPreface and AcknowledgmentsA Note on UsageIntroductionPart I. Intellectual Growth and Development 1. Crucian Roots (1883–1900)2. Self-Education, Early Writings, and the Lyceums (1900–1907)3. In Full-Touch with the Life of My People (1907–1909)4. Secular Thought, Radical Critiques, and Criticism of Booker T. Washington (1905–1911)Part II. Socialist Radical 5. Hope in Socialism (1911)6. Socialist Writer and Speaker (1912)7. Dissatisfaction with the Party (1913–1914)8. Toward Independence (1914–1915)Part III. The "New Negro Movement" 9. Focus on Harlem: The Birth of the "New Negro Movement" (1915–1917)10. Founding the Liberty League and The Voice (April–September 1917)11. Race-Conscious Activism and Organizational Difficulties (August–December 1917)12. The Liberty Congress and the Resurrection of The Voice (January–July 1918)Appendix: Harrison on His CharacterAbbreviationsNotesSelect BibliographyIndex

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