Black Conservatism: Essays in Intellectual and Political History

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Peter R. Eisenstadt
Taylor & Francis, 1999 - History - 290 pages
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.
 

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Contents

James Forten Conservative Radical
3
Henry McNeal TurnerConservative? Radical?
25
Southern Black Conservatism 18651945
51
The Washingtonian Legacy A History of Black
81
Radical Rhetoric Conservative Reality The Nation
109
The AfricanAmerican Gospel of Business Success
133
Ralph Ellison Albert Murray Stanley Crouch
151
Uncle Tom Pragmatist or Visionary?
169
The Evolution of A Philip Randolph and Bayard
201
The Republican Party and the AfricanAmerican
233
Select Bibliography
263
Notes on Contributors
281
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