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Race for sanctions : African Americans against apartheid, 1946-1994 /
Francis Njubi Nesbitt.
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004.
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xii, 217 p.
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0253342325 (alk. paper)
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004.
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0253342325 (alk. paper)
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5149455
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-02-01:
Accounts of the US Civil Rights Movement commonly treat antiapartheid activism as a footnote, concentrating on the widely reported actions of Congressman Ron Dellums (D-CA) and Rev. Jesse Jackson, who pushed the reluctant Reagan and Bush administrations to institute sanctions against South Africa, thus contributing to the dismantling of apartheid. In this volume of the "Blacks in the Diaspora" series, Nesbitt (San Diego State Univ.) demonstrates that since the 1940s, African American leaders--including Paul Robeson and W.E.B DuBois in the early years, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in the sixties, and Dellums and Jackson in the 1980s and 1990s--considered anticolonialism and Pan-Africanism to be consistent with their goal of eradicating racism in the US. The Truman administration and its successors marginalized protestors as pro-communist and found reason to support the South African government despite its apartheid policies. Nesbitt's contribution is to place antiapartheid protests in the context of three evolving developments: the US Civil Rights Movement, Pan-African politics, and developments in South Africa, showing, in particular, the frequency of contact between African Americans and African leaders, and tracing the many US organizations (including TransAfrica in the Reagan years) that opposed apartheid. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above, and general readers. A. J. Dunar University of Alabama in Huntsville
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"An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." Elliott P. Skinner
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"An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." -- Elliott P. Skinner This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica -- the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan's veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.
Main Description
"An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." -- Elliott P. SkinnerThis study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica -- the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan's veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.
Main Description
"An important contribution to the political history of this period [and] a must for those interested in the influence of the great pan-Africanists." Elliott P. Skinner This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfricathe black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan's veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.
Main Description
This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to re-emerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan's veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa.
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This study traces the evolution of the anti-apartheid movement from its origins in the 1940s through the civil rights and black power eras to its maturation in the 1980s as a force that transformed U.S. foreign policy. The movement initially met resistance and was soon repressed, only to reemerge during the civil rights era, when it became radicalized with the coming of the black freedom movement. The book looks at three important political groups: TransAfrica--the black lobby for Africa and the Caribbean; the Free South Africa Movement; and lastly the Congressional Black Caucus and its role in passing sanctions against South Africa over President Reagan's veto. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of sanctions on the release of Nelson Mandela and his eventual election as president of South Africa. The story of the successful attempt by African Americans to influence U.S. policy toward South Africa.
Table of Contents
Preface
List of abbreviations
Cold war and apartheidp. 1
The movement against apartheidp. 27
"By any means necessary" : black power and Pan-Africanismp. 57
"It's nation time" : Pan-Africanism and African liberationp. 69
TransAfricap. 97
The free South Africa movementp. 123
The race for sanctionsp. 138
Dismantling apartheidp. 157
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 213
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