Pan Africanism in the African Diaspora: An Analysis of Modern Afrocentric Political Movements

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Wayne State University Press, 1997 - Social Science - 450 pages
This groundbreaking volume analyzes important case studies of Black political movements since the 1960s and the impact of the movements on the African-American community. Previous studies on this subject have been largely historical in nature, focusing on the thought of nineteenth-century Pan Africanist or early twentieth-century formal Pan African movements, such as those led by W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey. In this book, Walters analyzes heretofore largely unaddressed cases in which African-American societies forged connections with others in the Diaspora within the framework of significant political movements. He applies social science theory to the analysis of the cases, based on the proposition that Pan African studies - a subject within the broad field of Africana Studies - is itself very diverse and lends itself to analysis by an unlimited number of modern disciplinary approaches and perspectives
 

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Contents

Preface
9
The Pan African Movement in the United
54
Britain and
127
Comparative Linkages in the African
146
Pan African Linkages in Britain and
170
The Environment for Race Politics in
198
States and South Africa
213
Pan African Politics of Black Communities
249
Comparative
272
Diaspora
318
African Diaspora
354
Notes
389
Bibliography
431
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Ronald W. Walters, a Professor of Afro-American Studies, Government and Politics and Senior Fellow at the Center for Political Leadership, University of Maryland, received his Ph.D. from American University. His books include Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign and Black Presidential Politics in America, winner of the Ralph Bunche Prize and the W. E. B. DuBois Award.

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