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Creative conflict in African American thought : Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey

Author: Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building upon his previous work and using Richard Hofstadter's The American Political Tradition as a model, Professor Moses has revised and brought together in this book essays that focus on the complexity of, and contradictions in, the thought of five major African-American intellectuals: Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus M. Garvey. In doing so, he challenges  Read more...
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Named Person: Frederick Douglass; Alexander Crummell; Booker T Washington; W E B Du Bois; Marcus Garvey; Crummell, Alexander <1819-1898> - Pensée politique et sociale.; Douglass, Frederick <1818-1895> - Pensée politique et sociale.; Du Bois, W. E. B. <1868-1963> - (William Edward Burghardt) - Pensée politique et sociale.; Garvey, Marcus <1887-1940> - Pensée politique et sociale.; Washington, Booker T. <1856-1915> - Pensée politique et sociale.; Frederick Douglass; Alexander Crummell; Booker T Washington; W E B Du Bois; Marcus Garvey; Alexander Crummell; Frederick Douglass; W E B Du Bois; Marcus Garvey; Booker T Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson Jeremiah Moses
ISBN: 0521828260 9780521828260 0521535379 9780521535373
OCLC Number: 52727762
Description: xviii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : struggle, challenge, and history --
Introduction : reality and contradiction --
Frederick Douglass : superstar and public intellectual --
Where honor is due : Frederick Douglass and representative Black man --
Writing freely? : Frederick Douglass and the constraints of racialized writing --
Alexander Crummell and stoic African elitism --
Alexander Crummell and Southern Reconstruction --
Crummell, hero worship, Du Bois, and presentism --
Booker T. Washington and the meanings of progress --
Protestant ethic versus conspicuous consumption --
W.E.B. Du Bois on religion and art : dynamic contradictions and multiple consciousness --
Angel of light and darkness : Du Bois and the meaning of democracy --
Du Bois and progressivism : the anticapitalist as elitist --
The birth of tragedy : Garvey's heroic struggles --
Becoming history : Garvey and the genius of his age --
Rescuing heroes from their admirers : heroic proportions imply brobdingnagian blemishes.
Responsibility: Wilson Jeremiah Moses.
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