Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies

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University of Chicago Press, 2001 - History - 410 pages
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This stunning book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationships between black political thought and black political identity and behavior. Ranging from Frederick Douglass to rap artist Ice Cube, Michael C. Dawson brilliantly illuminates the history and current role of black political thought in shaping political debate in America.
 

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Contents

The Contours of Black Political Thought
1
2 Black Ideologies and Black Public Opinion
44
Black Nationalism and AfricanAmerican Political Thought
85
Identity and Black Feminist Ideology
135
Black Marxism and Black Liberation
172
6 A Vision of Freedom Larger Than America Is Prepared to Accept? The Diverse Shades of Black Liberalism
238
The Future Evolution of Black Political Thought Black Politics and American Political Thought
315
Appendix
325
References
367
Index
389
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Michael C. Dawson is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science and the college and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Behind the Mule: Race, Class, and African-American Politics.

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