Black is a Country

Author: Nikhil Pal Singh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780674019515
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Explains why--despite being viewed by many as dangerous and separatist--the passionate skepticism of race radicals about the limits of U.S. social, political, and civil equality is important to deconstruction of racial inequality, which, in spite of black gains in America, still exists.

Black is a Country

Author: Nikhil Pal Singh
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780674013001
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Explains why--despite being viewed by many as dangerous and separatist--the passionate skepticism of race radicals about the limits of U.S. social, political, and civil equality is important to deconstruction of racial inequality, which, in spite of black gains in America, still exists.

Race and America s Long War

Author: Nikhil Pal Singh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520296257
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Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016, which placed control of the government in the hands of the most racially homogenous, far-right political party in the Western world, produced shock and disbelief for liberals, progressives, and leftists globally. Yet most of the immediate analysis neglects longer-term accounting of how the United States arrived here. Race and America’s Long War examines the relationship between war, politics, police power, and the changing contours of race and racism in the contemporary United States. Nikhil Pal Singh argues that the United States’ pursuit of war since the September 11 terrorist attacks has reanimated a longer history of imperial statecraft that segregated and eliminated enemies both within and overseas. America’s territorial expansion and Indian removals, settler in-migration and nativist restriction, African slavery and its afterlives were formative social and political processes that drove the rise of the United States as a capitalist world power long before the onset of globalization. Spanning the course of U.S. history, these crucial essays show how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of American public and political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.

Racial Propositions

Author: Daniel HoSang
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520266641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"With narrative fluency and deftness, constructed on a bedrock of prodigious archival research, HoSang's book provides a sorely needed genealogy of the 'color-blind consensus' that has come to define race and recode racism within US politics, law and public policy. This will be a book that lasts."--Nikhil Pal Singh, author of Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy "An important analysis of both the exact contours of white supremacy and the failures of electoral anti-racism."--George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness "Racial Propositions brilliantly documents the history of race in California's post-World War II ballot initiatives to show that nothing is what it seems when it comes to race and politics in America's ethnoracial frontier. Daniel HoSang provides readers with a sharply focused interdisciplinary lens though which to see how the language and politics of political liberalism veil what are ultimately racialized ballot initiatives. If California is a harbinger for the rest of the country, then HoSang's tour de force is required reading for anyone interested how the United States will negotiate diversity in the 21st century."--Tomás R. Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity

Race Appeal

Author: Charlton McIlwain
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439902771
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Why, when, and how often candidates use race appeals, and how the electorate responds.

Climbin Jacob s Ladder

Author: Jack O Dell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274547
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“This book helps to set the record straight, not just through the facts of O'Dell's life, but through introducing the reader to O'Dell's powerful analysis.”—Bill Fletcher Jr., coauthor of Solidarity Divided “Jack O'Dell describes an 'easy journey…[and] an easy course' through his extraordinary life. But there was and is nothing easy about the roles Jack played—and continues to play—as strategist, tactician, mentor, and leader in so many campaigns for justice. As often behind the scenes as in front of the microphone, Jack fought for internationalism in the African-American freedom movement and held the internationalist movement accountable for fighting racism. Jack O'Dell resides among the greats in the pantheon of our movements and of our country. His words continue to shape our history.”—Phyllis Bennis, author of Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power "Jack O'Dell is one of the great unsung heroes of the Black Freedom Movement. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder offers a fascinating and inspiring chronicle of O'Dell's long career through his own writings. With a brilliant and exhaustive introduction by Nikhil Singh, one of the sharpest radical thinkers of his generation, this collection is a vital addendum and corrective to our existing knowledge of the 'long' Civil Rights Movement and its legacy."—Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision

An American Dream

Author: Clarence Adams
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Clarence Cecil 'Skippy' Adams exhibited self-reliance, ambition, ingenuity, courage and a commitment to learning. Unfortuantely, for an African American coming of age in the 1930's and 1940's, such attributes counted for little, especially if he lived in the South. Clarence Adams had another strike against him. In 1953, after spending thirty-three months as a POW during the Korean War, he chose not to return to his homeland; instead he went to China, where he spent the next 12 years of his life. After returning to the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee accused him of 'disrupting the morale of the American fighting forces in Vietmnam and inciting revolution in the U.S.' Adams vigorously denied these charges, explaining: 'I went to China because I was looking for freedom, a way out of poverty, and to be treated like a human being ..."--The preface.

Development Drowned and Reborn

Author: Clyde Woods
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820350915
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A "Blues geography" of New Orleans that compels readers to return to the history of the Black freedom struggle there to reckon with its unfinished business. Reading contemporary policies of abandonment against the grain, Clyde Woods explores how Hurricane Katrina brought long-standing structures of domination into view.

American Pogrom

Author: Charles L. Lumpkins
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821418033
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On July 2 and 3, 1917, race riots rocked the small industrial city of East St. Louis, Illinois. American Pogrom takes the reader beyond that pivotal time in the city’s history to explore black people’s activism from the antebellum era to the eve of the post–World War II civil rights movement. Lumpkins asserts that the race riots were a pogrom—an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group—orchestrated by certain businessmen intent on preventing black residents from attaining political power and on turning the city into a “sundown” town permanently cleared of African Americans, he also demonstrates how the African American community survived. He situates the activities of the black citizens of East St. Louis in the context of the larger story of the African American quest for freedom, citizenship, and equality.

The Black Child Savers

Author: Geoff K. Ward
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226873161
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During the Progressive Era, a rehabilitative agenda took hold of American juvenile justice, materializing as a citizen-and-state-building project and mirroring the unequal racial politics of American democracy itself. Alongside this liberal "manufactory of citizens,” a parallel structure was enacted: a Jim Crow juvenile justice system that endured across the nation for most of the twentieth century. In The Black Child Savers, the first study of the rise and fall of Jim Crow juvenile justice, Geoff Ward examines the origins and organization of this separate and unequal juvenile justice system. Ward explores how generations of “black child-savers” mobilized to challenge the threat to black youth and community interests and how this struggle grew aligned with a wider civil rights movement, eventually forcing the formal integration of American juvenile justice. Ward’s book reveals nearly a century of struggle to build a more democratic model of juvenile justice—an effort that succeeded in part, but ultimately failed to deliver black youth and community to liberal rehabilitative ideals. At once an inspiring story about the shifting boundaries of race, citizenship, and democracy in America and a crucial look at the nature of racial inequality, The Black Child Savers is a stirring account of the stakes and meaning of social justice.