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

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 1, 2003 - 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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Shame on you Mr. Dawson. You have wasted your (and mine) valuable time reading this rubbish you attempt to pass as a work of critical review. It is not. Far from it. African American politics has been a bad poker game whose hand is always seen by white society who is the dealer. Once that becomes clear, then the blame will fall squarely on the right lap. As for now, I will chuck this book into the heap of useless dribble from a man wandering for coherent answers. Let me know when you find one and I will write a better review.  

Contents

Introduction The Contours of Black Political Thought
1
Black Ideologies and Black Public Opinion
44
Visions of a Black Nation Black Nationalism and AfricanAmerican Political Thought
85
A Vision of Their Own Identity and Black Feminist Ideology
135
Black and Red Black Marxism and Black Liberation
172
A Vision of Freedom Larger Than America Is Prepared to Accept? The Diverse Shades of Black Liberalism
238
Conclusion 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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