9781107022997

In Search of Power

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107022997

  • ISBN10:

    1107022991

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

In Search of Power is a history of the era of civil rights, decolonization, and Black Power. In the critical period from 1956 to 1974, the emergence of newly independent states worldwide and the struggles of the civil rights movement in the United States exposed the limits of racial integration and political freedom. Dissidents, leaders, and elites alike were linked in a struggle for power in a world where the rules of the game had changed. Brenda Gayle Plummer traces the detailed connections between African Americans' involvement in international affairs and how they shaped American foreign policy, integrating African American history, the history of the African Diaspora, and the history of United States foreign relations. These topics, usually treated separately, not only offer a unified view of the period but also reassess controversies and events that punctuated this colorful era of upheaval and change.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A great restlessness
Peace or a sword?
'Freedom's struggle crosses oceans and mountains'
Meeting Odinga
When race doesn't matter
Embracing the globe
Race, space, and displacement
Africa and liberation
Agenda setting on two continents
Conclusion
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