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Black Liberation and Socialism - Ahmed Shawki

Black Liberation and Socialism

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A sharp and insightful analysis of historic movements against racism in the United States—from the separatism of Marcus Garvey, to the militancy of Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party, to the eloquence of Martin Luther King Jr. and much more—with essential lessons for today’s struggles.

In the 40 years since the civil rights movement, many gains have been made—but there is still far to go to win genuine change. Here is a badly needed primer on the history and future of the struggle against racism.

Ahmed Shawki is the editor of the International Socialist Review. A member of the National Writers Union, he is also a contributor to The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket). He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Slavery in the United Statesp. 17
Abolitionismp. 37
The Civil Warp. 52
Reconstruction and Populismp. 63
Accommodation, Racism, and Resistancep. 83
The Rise of Marcus Garveyp. 99
The Socialist, Communist, and Trotskyist Partiesp. 110
The Roots of the Civil Rights Movementp. 152
The Politics of Malcolm Xp. 170
Black Powerp. 187
The Black Panthers and DRUMp. 206
Making Race a Central Wedge Issuep. 222
Conclusionp. 237
Notesp. 254
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781931859264
ISBN-10: 1931859264
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1