Black Liberation and Socialism
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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C H A P T E R O N E Slavery in the United States
C H A P T E R TWO Abolitionism
C H A P T E R T H R E E The Civil War
C H A P T E R F O U R Reconstruction and Populism
C H A P T E R F I V E Accommodation Racism and Resistance
C H A P T E R S I X The Rise of Marcus Garvey
C H A P T E R E I G H T The Roots of the Civil Rights Movement
C H A P T E R N I N E The Politics of Malcolm X
C H A P T E R T E N Black Power
C H A P T E R E L E V E N The Black Panthers and DRUM
C H A P T E R TWE LV E Making Race a Central Wedge Issue
C O N C L U S I O N Black Liberation and Socialism
C H A P T E R S E V E N The Socialist Communist and Trotskyist Parties