This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction, Peter Eisenstadt * James Forten, Conservative Radical, Julie Winch * Henry McNeal Turner: Conservative? Radical? Or Independent?, Stephen Angell * Southern Balck Conservatism: An Introduction, Peter Eisenstadt * Washingtonian Legacy: A History of Black Conservatism in America, 1915-1945, Henry Lewis Suggs * Radical Rhetoric, Conservative Reality: The Nation of Islam as an American Conservative Formation, Hayward Farrar * African-American Gospel of Success, Walter Friedman * Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, and Modern Black Cultural Conservatism, Greg Robinson * Uncle Tom, Pragmatist, or Visionary? an Assessment of the Reverend Dr. Joseph Harrison Jackson and Civil Rights, Sandy Dwayne Martin * Evolution of A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin from Radicalism to Conservatism, Paula Pfeffer * Republican Party and the African American Vote since 1964, Edward Ashbee