Black Liberation and Socialism

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Haymarket Books, 2006 - Political Science - 295 pages
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A sharp and insightful analysis of historic movements against racism in the United States—from the separatism of Marcus Garvey, to the militancy of Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party, to the eloquence of Martin Luther King Jr. and much more—with essential lessons for today's struggles.

In the 40 years since the civil rights movement, many gains have been made—but there is still far to go to win genuine change. Here is a badly needed primer on the history and future of the struggle against racism.

Ahmed Shawki is the editor of the International Socialist Review. A member of the National Writers Union, he is also a contributor toThe Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket). He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
C H A P T E R O N E Slavery in the United States
17
C H A P T E R TWO Abolitionism
37
C H A P T E R T H R E E The Civil War
52
C H A P T E R F O U R Reconstruction and Populism
63
C H A P T E R F I V E Accommodation Racism and Resistance
83
C H A P T E R S I X The Rise of Marcus Garvey
99
C H A P T E R E I G H T The Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
152
C H A P T E R N I N E The Politics of Malcolm X
169
C H A P T E R T E N Black Power
187
C H A P T E R E L E V E N The Black Panthers and DRUM
206
C H A P T E R TWE LV E Making Race a Central Wedge Issue
222
C O N C L U S I O N Black Liberation and Socialism
237
Notes
254
Index
291

C H A P T E R S E V E N The Socialist Communist and Trotskyist Parties
110

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Ahmed Shawki is the editor of the International Socialist Review.

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