The Ideological Origins of Black Nationalism

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Beacon Press, 1972 - African Americans - 265 pages
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INTRODUCTION by Sterling Stuckey
WALKERS APPEAL by David Walker

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About the author (1972)

Ples Sterling Stuckey Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 2, 1932. He worked part-time as a high school teacher and postal clerk while earning his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1971 and became a full professor in 1977. He then taught history at the University of California, Riverside, from 1989 until his retirement in 2004. As a historian, he documented how uprooted Africans not only retained their culture while they survived slavery but eventually saturated the rest of American society with their transplanted traditions. He wrote several books including Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America, Going Through the Storm: The Influence of African American Art in History, and The Chambers of the Soul: Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville and the Blues. He died after suffering a stroke on August 15, 2018 at the age of 86.

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