Black Movements in America

Author: Cedric J. Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135224752
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Political Science

Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the 16th and 17th centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on the historical record, he argues that Blacks have constructed both a culture of resistance and a culture of accommodation based on the radically different experiences of slaves and free Blacks.

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Author: Sherwood Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1014584095
Release Date: 1925
Genre:


Groundwork

Author: Jeanne Theoharis
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081478285X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The traditional narrative of the civil rights movement has been complicated by studies that root the movement in smaller communities across the country. These essays show that local civil rights activity was a vibrant component of the larger civil rightsmovement, and contributed greatly to its national successes.

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Author: Joyce M. Bell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231538015
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Social Science

The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential "bad boy" of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the non-state organizations of civil society.

The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Aldon D. Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780029221303
Release Date: 1986-09-15
Genre: History

A blending of scholarly research and interviews with many of the figures who launched the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s records the events of the movement's tumultuous first decade

Black Civil Rights in America

Author: Kevern Verney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134555130
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: History

This book is the authoritative introduction to the history of black civil rights in the USA. It provides a clear and useful guide to the political, social and cultural history of black Americans and their pursuit of equal rights and recognition from 1865 through to the present day. From the civil war of the 1860s to the race riots of the 1990s, Black Civil Rights details the history of the modern civil rights movement in American history. This book introduces the reader to: * leading civil rights activists * black political movements within the USA * crucial legal and political developments * the portrayal of black Americans in the media. This a book no American history or cultural studies student will want to do without.

The Civil Rights Movement in America

Author: Peter B. Levy
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 1610697618
Release Date: 2015-04
Genre: History

This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement—a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society.

The Civil Rights Movement in America

Author: Charles W. Eagles
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604738124
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: African Americans

The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the second revolution.In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts.In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained.

Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties

Author: Clarence Lang
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472052660
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: History

A spirited argument for moving beyond the legacy of the Civil Rights era to best understand the current situation of African Americans

Black and Blue

Author: Paul Frymer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691134650
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

In the 1930s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. By 1980, the figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor. In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's decline. The labor and civil rights movements are the cornerstones of the Democratic Party, but for much of the twentieth century these movements worked independently of one another. Paul Frymer argues that as Democrats passed separate legislation to promote labor rights and racial equality they split the issues of class and race into two sets of institutions, neither of which had enough authority to integrate the labor movement. From this division, the courts became the leading enforcers of workplace civil rights, threatening unions with bankruptcy if they resisted integration. The courts' previously unappreciated power, however, was also a problem: in diversifying unions, judges and lawyers enfeebled them financially, thus democratizing through destruction. Sharply delineating the double-edged sword of state and legal power, Black and Blue chronicles an achievement that was as problematic as it was remarkable, and that demonstrates the deficiencies of race- and class-based understandings of labor, equality, and power in America.

Encyclopedia of African American History

Author: Leslie Alexander
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851097692
Release Date: 2010-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant peopoe, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century. The encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European cnontact and enslavement, culture, resistance and identity during enslavement, political activism from the Revolutionary War to Southern emancipation, political activism from Reconstruction to the modern Civil Rights movement, black nationalism and urbanization, and Pan-Africanism and contemporary black America. Based on the latest scolarship and engagingly written, there is no better go-to reference for exploring the history of African Americans and their distinctive impact on American society, politics, business, literature, art, food, clothing, music, language, and technology.

The Civil Rights Movement

Author: Tim McNeese
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438106311
Release Date: 2007
Genre: African Americans

Brown v Board of Education of Topeka case of 1954, declared that separate educational facilities were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional, the civil rights movement began to gain momentum. This book spotlights the rise of the civil rights movement, offering a look at one of the remarkable and influential movements in US history.

Black Marxism

Author: Cedric J. Robinson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807876127
Release Date: 2005-10-12
Genre: Social Science

In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance. Black radicalism must be linked to the traditions of Africa and the unique experiences of blacks on western continents, Robinson argues, and any analyses of African American history need to acknowledge this. To illustrate his argument, Robinson traces the emergence of Marxist ideology in Europe, the resistance by blacks in historically oppressive environments, and the influence of both of these traditions on such important twentieth-century black radical thinkers as W. E. B. Du Bois, C. L. R. James, and Richard Wright.

Civil Rights Movement

Author: Michael Ezra
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840377
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Presents a collection of essays about the history of the civil rights movement, focusing on the efforts of clergy, student activists, black nationalists, and such organizations as the NCAAP and Core to bring about racial equality.