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 to The 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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