From Black Power to Prison Power

Author: D. Tibbs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137013064
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: History

This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union to examine the strategies of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation of an inmate labor union.

The Other Special Relationship

Author: R. Kelley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137392701
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: History

The close diplomatic, economic, and military ties that comprising the "special relationship" between the United States and Great Britain have received plenty of attention from historians over the years. Less frequently noted are the countries' shared experiences of empire, white supremacy, racial inequality, and neoliberalism - and the attendant struggles for civil rights and political reform that have marked their recent history. This state-of-the-field collection traces the contours of this other "special relationship," exploring its implications for our understanding of the development of an internationally interconnected civil rights movement. Here, scholars from a range of research fields contribute essays on a wide variety of themes, from solidarity protests to calypso culture to white supremacy.

Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People

Author: M. Simanga
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137080653
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: History

This important look at CAP combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.

Captive Nation

Author: Dan Berger
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469618258
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Social Science

In this pathbreaking book, Dan Berger offers a bold reconsideration of twentieth century black activism, the prison system, and the origins of mass incarceration. Throughout the civil rights era, black activists thrust the prison into public view, turning prisoners into symbols of racial oppression while arguing that confinement was an inescapable part of black life in the United States. Black prisoners became global political icons at a time when notions of race and nation were in flux. Showing that the prison was a central focus of the black radical imagination from the 1950s through the 1980s, Berger traces the dynamic and dramatic history of this political struggle. The prison shaped the rise and spread of black activism, from civil rights demonstrators willfully risking arrests to the many current and former prisoners that built or joined organizations such as the Black Panther Party. Grounded in extensive research, Berger engagingly demonstrates that such organizing made prison walls porous and influenced generations of activists that followed.

Birmingham and the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Author: Robert W. Widell, Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137340962
Release Date: 2013-09-18
Genre: History

Birmingham, Alabama looms large in the history of the twentieth-century black freedom struggle, but to date historians have mostly neglected the years after 1963. Here, author Robert Widell explores the evolution of Birmingham black activism into the 1970s, providing a valuable local perspective on the "long" black freedom struggle.

Global Histories of Work

Author: Andreas Eckert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110437201
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: History

First title of the new series Work in Global and Historical Perspective that introduces the conceptual approach towards the field of global labour history through a collection of essays chosen by the editors.

America history and life

Author: ABC-Clio Information Services
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121718311
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Dissertations, Academic

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 9783446251953
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Political Science

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1991-09-23
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.