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Black conservatism [electronic resource] : essays in intellectual and political history /
edited by Peter Eisenstadt.
imprint
New York : Garland Pub., 1999.
description
xxxii, 290 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0815324642 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Garland Pub., 1999.
isbn
0815324642 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11348447
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-279) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-01-01:
Eisenstadt wonders how blacks can "prosper" in a society dominated by whites. Black conservatives work within the system and downplay the disparities between the Constitution and other realities. He looks at critical issues within the black American communities and develops a model for black Americans. Rebellion is not the only approach for African Americans in the US. Eisenstadt details the writings of Washington, Jackson, and Alexander Crummell, and he indicates conservative strains in radical writers such as Allen, Frederick Douglass, E.B. DuBois, Zora N. Hurston, and Louis Farrakhan. Black conservatives accentuate the positive but are not generally utopian; they are more accommodating, approve of capitalism and the "Protestant Ethic," and downplay slavery and other forms of modern racism. The book does not claim definitive status but suggests a place to begin. The essays and bibliography are first-rate. If this reviewer has one quibble it is with Eisenstadt's claim at the start of the book of black conservatives' "recent emergence:": emergent for whom? Certainly not the black community. Nonetheless a book for all levels and libraries. P. Barton-Kriese; Indiana University East
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Summaries
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth-century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth-century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism, the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
James Forten, Conservative Radicalp. 3
Henry McNeal Turner - Conservative? Radical? Or Independent?p. 25
Southern Black Conservatism, 1865-1945: An Introductionp. 51
The Washingtonian Legacy: A History of Black Political Conservatism in America, 1915-1944p. 81
Radical Rhetoric, Conservative Reality: The Nation of Islam As an American Conservative Formationp. 109
The African-American Gospel of Business Successp. 133
Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, and Modern Black Cultural Conservatismp. 151
Uncle Tom, Pragmatist, or Visionary?: An Assessment of the Reverend Dr. Joseph Harrison Jackson and Civil Rightsp. 169
The Evolution of A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin from Radicalism to Conservatismp. 201
The Republican Party and the African-American Vote Since 1964p. 233
Select Bibliographyp. 263
Notes on Contributorsp. 281
Indexp. 285
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