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The crisis of the Negro intellectual : a historical analysis of the failure of Black leadership

Author: Harold Cruse
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2005.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
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"Published in 1967, as the early triumphs of the Civil Rights movement yielded to increasing frustration and violence, The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual electrified a generation of activists and intellectuals. The product of a lifetime of struggle and reflection, Cruse's book is a singular amalgam of cultural history, passionate disputation, and deeply considered analysis of the relationship between American  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cruse, Harold.
Crisis of the Negro intellectual.
New York : New York Review Books, 2005
(OCoLC)607705639
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Cruse
ISBN: 1590171357 9781590171356
OCLC Number: 57316648
Notes: Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1967.
Description: xiv, 594 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Individualism and the "open society" --
Harlem background --
the rise of economic nationalism and origins of cultural revolution --
Mass media and cultural democracy --
Cultural leadership and cultural democracy --
1920's-1930's --
West Indian influence --
Jews and Negroes in the Communist Party --
The National Negro Congress --
Richard Wright --
Artists for Freedom Inc. --
dialogue off-key --
Origins of the dialogue --
Freedom newspaper --
From Freedom to Freedomways --
Richard B. Moore --
Lorraine Hansberry --
Paul Robeson --
Freedomways, summer 1963 : black economy --
self-made myth --
Freedomways, summer 1963 : capitalism revisited --
Freedomways, summer 1963 : nationalism made respectable.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Responsibility: Harold Cruse ; introduction by Stanley Crouch.

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A landmark work of African-American thought written in a period of immense social ferment.  Read more...
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