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Columbia University historian and political scientist Manning Marable has been one of the preeminent public intellectuals in the social sciences for decades. A tireless and prolific voice for progressive causes, such as the abolition of prisoner disfranchisement laws, Marable has generated a tremendous body of publications on the topics of race, class and social justice in the U.S., writing scores of lively, accessible articles for popular and academic audiences alike. 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 questions of racial justice, workers rights and other contemporary social issues. This new collection, a rich array of some of Marable's best writing from the last two decades, will prove invaluable to anyone who seeks better understanding of--and creative possible solutions to--the deep and enduring race, class and gender inequity in our society.
Manning Marable is the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies at Columbia University, where he is also professor of history and public affairs. Among his many important books is Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking 2011). Dr. Marable is a frequent commentator for such media as CNN, the History Channel, PBS, NBC's Today Show, Tavis Smiley, BET, the Charlie Rose Show, BBC, and Al Jazeera. 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
|On Race and Racialization||p. 1|
|Introduction: The Prism of Race||p. 3|
|History and Black Consciousness: The Political Culture of Black America||p. 11|
|On Being Black: The Burden of Race and Class||p. 22|
|On Black Protest and Politics: the 1970s and 1980s||p. 31|
|Anatomy of Black Politics||p. 33|
|Reaganism, Racism, and Reaction: Black Political Realignment in the 1980s||p. 44|
|The Unfinished Revolution||p. 57|
|African Links||p. 62|
|Black Politics in Crisis||p. 68|
|On Black Protest and Politics: the 1990s to the Present||p. 79|
|Black Politics and the Challenges for the Left||p. 81|
|Eurocentrism vs. Afrocentrism: The Impasse of Racial Politics||p. 87|
|A New Black Politics||p. 91|
|Black America in Search of Itself||p. 102|
|African-American Empowerment in the Face of Racism: The Political Aftermath of the Battle of Los Angeles||p. 113|
|After the March||p. 120|
|Facing the Demon Head On: Race and the Prison Industrial Complex||p. 126|
|On the Southern Question||p. 137|
|Tuskegee and the Politics of Illusion in the New South||p. 139|
|The Land Question in Historical Perspective: The Economics of Poverty in the Blackbelt South, 1865-1920||p. 153|
|The Tchula 7: Harvest of Hate in the Mississippi Delta||p. 166|
|On Black Leadership||p. 173|
|A. Philip Randolph and the Foundations of Black American Socialism||p. 175|
|King's Ambiguous Legacy||p. 194|
|Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People's Party: A Critical Reassessment||p. 201|
|Rediscovering Malcolm X's Life: A Historian's Adventures in Living History||p. 215|
|Racializing Obama: The Enigma of Post-Black Politics and Leadership||p. 232|
|On Building a Social Justice Movement||p. 245|
|Socialist Vision and Political Struggle for the 1990s||p. 247|
|Multicultural Democracy||p. 255|
|9/11Racism in the Time of Terror||p. 262|
|The Political and Theoretical Contexts of the Changing Racial Terrain||p. 279|
|Interview with Former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley||p. 293|
|About the Author and Editor||p. 351|
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