Black Moses: The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Google eBook)

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Mar 15, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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In the early twentieth century, Marcus Garvey sowed the seeds of a new black pride and determination. Attacked by the black intelligentsia and ridiculed by the white press, this Jamaican immigrant astonished all with his black nationalist rhetoric.  In just four years, he built the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the largest and most powerful all-black organization the nation had ever seen.  With hundreds of branches, throughout the United States, the UNIA represented Garvey’s greatest accomplishment and, ironically, the source of his public disgrace.  Black Moses brings this controversial figure to life and recovers the significance of his life and work.

“Those who are interested in the revolutionary aspects of the twentieth century in America should not miss Cronon’s book. It makes exciting reading.”—The Nation

“A very readable, factual, and well-documented biography of Marcus Garvey.”—The Crisis, NAACP

“In a short, swiftly moving, penetrating biography, Mr. Cronon has made the first real attempt to narrate the Garvey story. From the Jamaican's traumatic race experiences on the West Indian island to dizzy success and inglorious failure on the mainland, the major outlines are here etched with sympathy, understanding, and insight.”—Mississippi Valley Historical Review (Now the Journal of American History).

“Good reading for all serious history students.”—Jet

“A vivid, detailed, and sound portrait of a man and his dreams.”—Political Science Quarterly

  

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User Review  - Natalie Baker - Goodreads

Good insight...but I've read better about Garvey. This was lacking, but I don't know how exciting or engaging you can make a biography.... but its MARCUS GARVEY! Read full review

Contents

1 A Son Is Given
3
2 How Long O Lord How Long?
21
3 Up You Mighty Race
39
4 Black Stars and Empty Dreams
73
5 Weighed in the Balance
103
6 Days of Decline
138
7 One Aim One God One Destiny
170
8 Echoes and Reverberations
202
References and Notes
227
Index
266
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Page xv - If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa's glory. When I am dead wrap the mantle of the Red, Black and Green around me...

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E. David Cronon (1924–2006), was professor emeritus of history and dean emeritus of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is author of numerous books and articles on twentieth-century American history, including Labor and the New Deal.

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