Beyond Boundaries: The Manning Marable Reader

Beyond Boundaries: The Manning Marable Reader


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Manning Marable, historian and political scientist at Columbia University, has been a consistent voice challenging inequality and injustice in the social sciences for decades. Beyond Boundaries brings together Marable's best writing from the last two decades and will prove invaluable to anyone seeking to challenge race, class and gender inequalities today. A pioneering intellectual in the field of black studies and the founder of Columbia's Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Marable blends the disciplines of history, political science and sociology to address contemporary concerns and social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594518621
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Manning Marable is Professor of Public Affairs, History and African-American Studies, and Director for the Center for Contemporary Black History at Columbia University.

Russell Rickford has selected the essays for this volume and provides an engaging introduction to Marable’s writings. Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth, he is the author of a biography of Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, and a forthcoming book on African-American liberation schools during the black power era.

Table of Contents

Preface Manning Marable v

Introduction Russell Rickford ix

Section I On Race and Racialization 1

Introduction: The Prism of Race 3

History and Black Consciousness: The Political Culture of Black America 11

On Being Black: The Burden of Race and Class 22

Section II On Black Protest and Politics: the 1970s and 1980s 31

Anatomy of Black Politics 33

Reaganism, Racism, and Reaction: Black Political Realignment in the 1980s 44

The Unfinished Revolution 57

African Links 62

Black Politics in Crisis 68

Section III On Black Protest and Politics: the 1990s to the Present 79

Black Politics and the Challenges for the Left 81

Eurocentrism vs. Afrocentrism: The Impasse of Racial Politics 87

A New Black Politics 91

Black America in Search of Itself 102

African-American Empowerment in the Face of Racism: The Political Aftermath of the Battle of Los Angeles 113

After the March 120

Facing the Demon Head On: Race and the Prison Industrial Complex 126

Section IV On the Southern Question 137

Tuskegee and the Politics of Illusion in the New South 139

The Land Question in Historical Perspective: The Economics of Poverty in the Blackbelt South, 1865-1920 153

The Tchula 7: Harvest of Hate in the Mississippi Delta 166

Section V On Black Leadership 173

A. Philip Randolph and the Foundations of Black American Socialism 175

King's Ambiguous Legacy 194

Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People's Party: A Critical Reassessment 201

Rediscovering Malcolm X's Life: A Historian's Adventures in Living History 215

Racializing Obama: The Enigma of Post-Black Politics and Leadership 232

Section VI On Building a Social Justice Movement 245

Socialist Vision and Political Struggle for the 1990s 247

Multicultural Democracy 255

9/11Racism in the Time of Terror 262

The Political and Theoretical Contexts of the Changing Racial Terrain 279

Interview with Former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley 293

Notes 317

Credits 337

Index 341

About the Author and Editor 351

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