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The great wells of democracy : the meaning of race in American life

Author: Manning Marable
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
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"In this long-awaited book, acclaimed historian, activist, and writer Manning Marable challenges us to rethink the meaning of race in America. Marable offers his unique take on the history of structural racism since the 17th century, revealing its strange and stubborn adaptation to every age in the form of slavery, Jim Crow, and the modern ghetto. On this foundation he builds a stunning critique of contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marable, Manning, 1950-
Great wells of democracy.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606927463
Online version:
Marable, Manning, 1950-
Great wells of democracy.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)607680577
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manning Marable
ISBN: 0465043933 9780465043934
OCLC Number: 50773615
Description: xvii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What we talk about when we talk about race --
Structural racism : a short history --
The politics of race and the limits of electoral reform --
Losing the initiative on race --
Race and educational inequality --
Facing the demon head on : race and the prison industrial complex --
The death of the Talented Tenth --
Building democracy from below : community empowerment --
Forty acres and a mule : the case for black reparations --
The hip-hop revolution --
When the spirit moves : the politics of black faith --
9/11 : racism in the time of terror --
The souls of white folk.
Responsibility: Manning Marable.
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"In this long-awaited book, acclaimed historian, activist, and writer Manning Marable challenges us to rethink the meaning of race in America. Marable offers his unique take on the history of structural racism since the 17th century, revealing its strange and stubborn adaptation to every age in the form of slavery, Jim Crow, and the modern ghetto. On this foundation he builds a stunning critique of contemporary racial politics, and looks beyond the impasse of liberal strategies such as affirmative action to new ideas that will fulfill the promise of what Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the great wells of democracy.""--Jacket.

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