Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980

Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980

by Devin Fergus
     
 

In this pioneering exploration of the interplay between liberalism and black nationalism, Devin Fergus returns to the tumultuous era of Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Helms and challenges us to see familiar political developments through a new lens. Focusing especially on North Carolina, a progressive southern state and a national center of Black Power activism,

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In this pioneering exploration of the interplay between liberalism and black nationalism, Devin Fergus returns to the tumultuous era of Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Helms and challenges us to see familiar political developments through a new lens. Focusing especially on North Carolina, a progressive southern state and a national center of Black Power activism, Fergus reveals how liberal engagement helped to bring a radical civic ideology back from the brink of political violence and social nihilism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820333243
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Hidden Histories of Remittance: Liberalism and the Making of Black Nationalism in North Carolina, 1965-1970 13

2 "We Had a Beautiful Thing": Malcolm X Liberation University, the Black Middle Class, and the Black Liberation Movement, 1968-1973 54

3 From Rebellion to Reform: Constitutional Liberalism and the Black Panther Party, 1968-1974 91

4 In Defense of Sister Joan: The Joan Little Case and American Justice in the Cosmopolitan South, 1974-1975 132

5 Speaking Truth to Black Power: Cosmopolitan Black Nationalism and Its Gendered Discontents 166

6 Federally Subsidized Black Nationalism: Soul City, Statist Liberalism, and the Rise of the New Right, 1968-1980 196

Conclusion 232

Notes 265

Index 345

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