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A History of African-American Leadership (Studies In Modern History 3rd edition)

A History of African-American Leadership (Studies In Modern History 3rd edition)

By: John White (author), Bruce J. Dierenfield (author)Paperback

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The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned.The book also examines the 'grass roots' of black protest movements in America, paying particular attention to the major civil rights organizations as well as black separatist groups such as the Nation of Islam.

About Author

Bruce J. Dierenfield is Professor of History, Director of the All-College Honors Program, and former Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor of the African-American Experience at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He is the award-winning author of four previous books, including The Civil Rights Movement (Pearson, rev. ed.).John White,now retired, was Senior Lecturer in American History in the Department of American Studies at the University of Hull. He has also taught at the Universities of Michigan, Rochester, Rutgers, California State and Alabama.


AcknowledgementsPublisher's acknowledgementsList of platesPreface to Third Edition 1 Introduction: African-American Leaders and Limited Options Perspectives: Black Protest and Accommodation, 1800-1877 From Booker T. Washington to Barack Obama 2 Booker T. Washington: Black Enigma Perspectives: Separate and Unequal: Southern Race Relations, 1865-1895 Booker T. Washington: Early Life Tuskegee The Atlanta Compromise Address Up from Slavery Race Leader A Black Benedict Arnold? Assessment 3 W. E. B. Du Bois: Talented Propagandist Perspectives: Northern Blacks Organize for Protest, 1890-1910 W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography The Crisis Editor Pan-Africanism 'A Leader Without Followers', 1934-1963 Assessment 4 Marcus Garvey: Black Moses Perspectives: The Northern Black Ghetto, 1900-1920 Marcus Garvey: Black Jamaican The Universal Negro Improvement Association Garvey in America The Black Star Line Garveyism Garvey and His Black Critics Du Bois and Garvey Assessment 5 Martin Luther King, Jr: Apostle of Non-Violence Perspectives: A New Deal for Blacks? Civil Rights and Black Protest, 1932-1954 Martin Luther King, Jr: The Making of a Leader The Southern Christian Leadership Conference MLK and JFK Albany, Birmingham, and the March on Washington St Augustine and Selma Chicago, Black Power, and Vietnam The Poor People's Campaign and the Memphis Strike Assessment 6 Malcolm X: 'The Angriest Negro in America' Perspectives: Black Nationalism after Garvey, the Separatist Impulse, 1930-1950 Malcolm Little and Malcolm X Malcolm X: Muslim The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X and his Black Critics Assessment 7 African-American Women: Heroines & Trailblazers Perspectives: Overview of African-American Women's History Harriet Tubman Ida B. Wells Mary McLeod Bethune Fannie Lou Hamer Condoleezza Rice Oprah Winfrey Assessment 8 Jesse Jackson: The Rainbow Man Perspectives: From Black Power to Political Power, 1960s Black Power: 'Old Wine in New Bottles'? Jesse Jackson: From A&T to Rainbow/PUSH Presidential Contender Assessment 9 Barack Obama: America's First Black President Perspectives: The Newest African-American Leaders Dreams from My Father Black Man Headed to the White House Obama's Presidency Assessment ConclusionSelected Bibliography p; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405811569
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781405811569
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 1405811560
  • edition: 3rd edition

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