BN.com Gift Guide

Living for Change; An Autobiography

Overview

Living for Change is a sweeping account of the life of an untraditional radical from the end of the thirties, through the cold war, the civil rights era, and the rise of Black Power, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panthers to the present efforts to rebuild our urban communities. This fascinating autobiography traces the story of a woman who transcended class and racial boundaries to pursue her passionate belief in a better society.
Read More ...
See more details below
Paperback
$15.64
BN.com price
(Save 21%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $5.12   
  • New (10) from $12.17   
  • Used (8) from $5.12   
Living for Change: An Autobiography

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.99
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$19.95 List Price

Overview

Living for Change is a sweeping account of the life of an untraditional radical from the end of the thirties, through the cold war, the civil rights era, and the rise of Black Power, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panthers to the present efforts to rebuild our urban communities. This fascinating autobiography traces the story of a woman who transcended class and racial boundaries to pursue her passionate belief in a better society.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Boggs, a grass-roots activist involved in radical politics in the Detroit area, has written an interesting account of her life. Born in 1915 to Chinese immigrants, she grew up in New York City and received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr. Profoundly affected by the philosophy of Kant and Hegel but realizing that she didn't want to teach, Boggs looked for a way to get involved in social issues. She moved from New York to Chicago to head the South Side Tenants Organization, an experience that opened her eyes to the deep-rooted problems of black Americans and moved her to become an activist in the black community. She met and married Jimmy Boggs, with whom she spent a lifetime organizing community activity in Detroit. Despite some slight historical errors, this account is both an intriguing personal history and a valuable social history. Recommended for collections with an interest in radical movements.Roseanne Castellino, LucasVarity, Inc. Buffalo, NY
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816629558
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 301
  • Sales rank: 424,352
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 East Is East - Or Is It? 1
2 From Philosophy to Politics 21
3 C.L.R. James 45
4 Jimmy 75
5 "The City Is the Black Man's Land" 117
6 Beyond Rebellion 143
7 "Going Back" to China 191
8 New Dreams for the Twenty-First Century 209
9 On My Own 241
Notes 273
Index 291
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)