Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, And The Black Working Class (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 1996 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Many black strategies of daily resistance have been obscured--until now. Race rebels, argues Kelley, have created strategies of resistance, movements, and entire subcultures. Here, for the first time, everyday race rebels are given the historiographical attention they deserve, from the Jim Crow era to the present.
  

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Review: Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, And The Black Working Class

User Review  - Dan Sharber - Goodreads

very enjoyable book! i especially like the final section on rap. Read full review

Review: Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, And The Black Working Class

User Review  - Callie - Goodreads

I love anything by Robin Kelley. He has a really original and inspiring approach to crucial topics. This book looks at how working class Black folks rebelled in informal ways. It was amazing he was ... Read full review

Contents

Writing Black WorkingClass History
13
The Politics
35
Resistance on Public Transportation
55
The Black Poor in
77
African American
103
Black Cultural Politics During World War II
161
Gangsta Rap
183
Afterword
229
Notes
235
Bibliography
301
Acknowledgments
339
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Page 14 - WE wear the mask that grins and lies, It 'hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, — This debt we pay to human guile ; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask.

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About the author (1996)

Robin D.G. Kelley is a professor of history and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. From 2003-2006, he was the William B. Ransford Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia Univeristy. From 1994-2003, he was a professor of history and Africana Studies at New York University as well the chairman of NYU's history department from 2002-2003.

One of the youngest tenured professors in a full academic discipline--at the age of 32--Kelley has spent most of his career exploring American and African-American history with a particular emphasis on African-American musical culture, including jazz and hip-hop.

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