No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America / Edition 1

No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America / Edition 1

by Waldo E. Martin Jr.
     
 

In a vibrant and passionate exploration of the twentieth-century civil rights and black power eras in American history, Martin uses cultural politics as a lens through which to understand the African-American freedom struggle. In the transformative postwar period, the intersection between culture and politics became increasingly central to the African-American fight… See more details below

Overview

In a vibrant and passionate exploration of the twentieth-century civil rights and black power eras in American history, Martin uses cultural politics as a lens through which to understand the African-American freedom struggle. In the transformative postwar period, the intersection between culture and politics became increasingly central to the African-American fight for equality. In freedom songs, in the exuberance of an Aretha Franklin concert, in Faith Ringgold's exploration of race and sexuality, the personal and social became the political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674015074
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Nathan I. Huggins Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : "keep on pushin"1
1I, too, sing America : black cultural politics and the national question10
2Spirit in the dark : black music and black freedom44
3Be real black to me : embodying and representing blackness82
Epilogue : black to the future132

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