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 to The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket). He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
What people are saying - Write a review
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