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Blacks in and out of the left

Author: Michael C Dawson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Series: W.E.B. Du Bois lectures.
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Focuses on the 1920s, 1930s, and the Black Power movement to examine successive failures of socialists and Marxists to enlist sympathetic blacks, and white leftists' refusal to fight for the cause of racial equality which led to black leftists separating from the groups and turning to the hard left or staying independent. Calls for current discontent to be mobilized within the black community to active opposition to  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Dawson
ISBN: 9780674057685 0674057686
OCLC Number: 812067645
Description: xi, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foundational myths : recovering and reconciling narratives of resistance --
Power to the people? --
Who and what killed the left --
Modern myths : constructing visions of the future.
Series Title: W.E.B. Du Bois lectures.
Responsibility: Michael C. Dawson.

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The radical black left has largely disappeared from the struggle for equality and justice. Michael Dawson examines the causes and consequences, and argues that the conventional left has failed to  Read more...

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Dawson is at his finest in exposing how many historians of the U.S. left have erased the black presence within American radicalism. Parallel to this whitewashing, and perhaps a more nefarious form of Read more...

 
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