Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America, 1945-1990

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University Press of Mississippi, 1991 - Social Science - 283 pages
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The classic text that explores the dramatic history of the social protest movement for black freedom in the U.S. through the Reagan Years

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Captain Franklin Smith was a quartermaster in Jefferson Davis's regiment, the First Mississippi, on the Rio Grande. His seven-month tour was spent in supply duties far from the battlefield. This daily ... Read full review

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Manning Marable was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 13, 1950. In 1968, he served as the local black newspaper's correspondent and marched along with thousands of others during the funeral procession for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He received a bachelor's degree from Earlham College in Indiana, a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate from the University of Maryland. He wrote around 20 books during his lifetime including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, The Great Wells of Democracy: The Meaning of Race in American Life, Speaking Truth to Power: Essays on Race, Resistance and Radicalism, and Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. He was a professor of African American studies, history, political science and public affairs at Columbia University. He died from complications of pneumonia on April 1, 2011 at the age of 60.

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