The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through their own words. From abolition, through civil rights, Black nationalism, radical feminism, neo-conservativism, and the new Black Moderate, Angela Jones has collected the key readings of the most important figures in black political history.
Each chapter includes an introduction to the themes of the chapter, a biographical sketch of the person profiled, and some of their greatest works, chosen to show the range of political subjects of interest to African Americans. From Radicals like Angela Y. Davis to Conservatives such as Michael Steele, this anthology showcases the diversity of political thought within the African American community. It is a must for anyone interested in African American history and politics.
Angela Jones is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College, State University of New York'
Introduction Part I: The Antebellum Era: the Rise of Abolitionism Chapter 1: David Walker Chapter 2: Maria Stewart Chapter 3: Frederick Douglass Chapter 4: Anna Julia Cooper Part II: Reconstruction and Beyond: Debates over the Negro Problem and the Creation of Civil Rights Discourse Chapter 5: Alexander Crummell Chapter 6: Booker T. Washington Chapter 7: Ida B. Wells Chapter 8: William Monroe Trotter Chapter 9: W.E.B. Du Bois Chapter 10: A. Philip Randolph Chapter 11: Bayard Rustin TChapter 12: Mary McLeod Bethune Chapter 13: Martin Luther King Jr. Part III: Black Nationalism: Its Roots and Development Chapter 14: Martin Delaney Chapter 15: Henry McNeal Turner Chapter 16: Marcus Garvey Chapter 17: Malcolm X Chapter 18: Stokley Carmichael/Kwame Toure Chapter 19: The Black Panthers: Founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale Part IV: Black Radical Feminism Chapter 20: Claudia Jones Chapter 21: Florynce "Flo" Kennedy Chapter 22: Shirley Chisholm Chapter 23: Angela Y. Davis Part V: Modern Black Conservatives: Why Black "Neo-Cons" Matter Chapter 24: Clarence Thomas Chapter 25: Alan Keyes Chapter 26: Michael Steele Chapter 27: Star Parker Part VI: The New Black Moderate: Obama and Beyond Chapter 28: Barack Obama