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Black intellectuals : race and responsibility in American life

Author: William M Banks
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the volumes of literature on black history and thought too few books have focused on the black thinkers who have helped shape the course of American culture. Now, this landmark work reveals the complex and vital role of African American intellectuals in the United States. It is a rich history, beginning with the arrival of Africans as slaves, when medicine men and conjurers held ancient, powerful wisdom. Author  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William M Banks
ISBN: 0393039897 9780393039894
OCLC Number: 34245188
Awards: American Book Award, 1997
Description: xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Laying the foundations --
Black thinkers in a White movement --
The Black intellectual infrastructure --
Slowly making their mark --
Prosperity, change, and more of the same --
Beyond incubation: a talented but trapped tenth --
Not a lull, not a storm --
Standing at the crossroads --
Capturing the definition --
Rude awakenings --
Imagining for the people --
What shall I render? --
Epilogue: Or crust and sugar over.
Responsibility: William M. Banks.

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