The Modern African American Political Thought Reader: From David Walker to Barack Obama

The Modern African American Political Thought Reader: From David Walker to Barack Obama

by Angela Jones
     
 

The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through their own words. From abolition, through civil rights, Black nationalism,

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The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through their own words. From abolition, through civil rights, Black nationalism, radical feminism, neo-conservativism, and the new Black Moderate, Angela Jones has collected the key readings of the most important figures in black political history.

Each chapter includes an introduction to the themes of the chapter, a biographical sketch of the person profiled, and some of their greatest works, chosen to show the range of political subjects of interest to African Americans. From Radicals like Angela Y. Davis to Conservatives such as Michael Steele, this anthology showcases the diversity of political thought within the African American community. It is a must for anyone interested in African American history and politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415895736
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
1,308,209
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Antebellum Era: the Rise of Abolitionism

Chapter 1: David Walker

Chapter 2: Maria Stewart

Chapter 3: Frederick Douglass

Chapter 4: Anna Julia Cooper

Part II: Reconstruction and Beyond: Debates over the Negro Problem and the Creation of Civil Rights Discourse

Chapter 5: Alexander Crummell

Chapter 6: Booker T. Washington

Chapter 7: Ida B. Wells

Chapter 8: William Monroe Trotter

Chapter 9: W.E.B. Du Bois

Chapter 10: A. Philip Randolph

Chapter 11: Bayard Rustin

TChapter 12: Mary McLeod Bethune

Chapter 13: Martin Luther King Jr.

Part III: Black Nationalism: Its Roots and Development

Chapter 14: Martin Delaney

Chapter 15: Henry McNeal Turner

Chapter 16: Marcus Garvey

Chapter 17: Malcolm X

Chapter 18: Stokley Carmichael/Kwame Toure

Chapter 19: The Black Panthers: Founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale

Part IV: Black Radical Feminism

Chapter 20: Claudia Jones

Chapter 21: Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Chapter 22: Shirley Chisholm

Chapter 23: Angela Y. Davis

Part V: Modern Black Conservatives: Why Black "Neo-Cons" Matter

Chapter 24: Clarence Thomas

Chapter 25: Alan Keyes

Chapter 26: Michael Steele

Chapter 27: Star Parker

Part VI: The New Black Moderate: Obama and Beyond

Chapter 28: Barack Obama

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