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Author Johnson, Cedric, 1971-

Title Revolutionaries to race leaders : Black power and the making of African American politics / Cedric Johnson
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xl, 294 pages)
Contents Introduction : all power to the people? -- The "Negro revolution" and Cold War America : revolutionary politics and racial conservatism in the work of Harold Cruse -- Return of the native : Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), the new nationalism, and Black power politics -- The convention strategy and conventional politics : the 1972 Gary convention and the limits of racial unity -- From popular anti-imperialism to sectarianism : the African Liberation Day mobilizations and radical intellectuals -- Radical departures : the National Black Political Assembly, the National Black Independent Political Party, and the struggle for alternatives -- Conclusion : the ends of Black politics
Summary Exploring the major political and intellectual currents from the Black Power era to the present, Cedric Johnson reveals how black political life conformed to liberal democratic capitalism and how the movement's most radical aims were eclipsed by more moderate aspirations. Documenting the historical retreat from democratic struggle, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders ultimately calls for the renewal of popular resistance and class-conscious politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-280) and index
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Subject African American intellectuals -- History -- 20th century.
African American leadership -- History -- 20th century.
African American political activists -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Revolutionaries -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007008264
ISBN 0816653739 (electronic bk.)
9780816653737 (electronic bk.)