Black Liberation and the American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice : Analysis, Strategy, Readings (Revolutionary Studies) (Paperback)

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This interesting collection of essays and readings concentrates on the connections between racial justice and economic justice, but also explores the dynamic intersections of race, class, and gender. The underlying theme is that comprehending and acting upon such connections and intersections provide the key to overcoming racism.

The volume begins with a lengthy introductory essay by editor Paul Le Blanc, which presents a coherent summary of African American history, with special focus on the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Le Blanc argues that effective action must be grounded in an understanding of the past, and he provides practical guidelines for activism.

This is followed by readings from some of the most prominent personalities in the history of the African American liberation struggle: Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, C. L. R. James, A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Ella Baker, and others.

This very informative work will be useful for a wide range of college courses and sensitivity-training workshops, as well as for unionists and activist groups.

About the Author


Paul Le Blanc is professor of history at La Roche College and the author or editor of many books on the labor movement, including Black Liberation and the American Dream,  A Short History of the U.S. Working Class, U.S. Labor in the Twentieth Century, Rosa Luxemburg: Reflections and Writings, From Marx to Gramsci, and Lenin and the Revolutionary Party. For many years he was the consulting editor for Humanity Books' Revolutionary Studies series.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781591021544
ISBN-10: 1591021545
Publisher: Humanity Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2003
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Revolutionary Studies