by Michael C. Dawson, Black Visions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Black Visions book, This comprehensive analysis of the complex relationship of black political thought identifies which political ideologies are supported by blacks, then traces their historical roots and examines their effects on black public opinion.
by Stan Wiater, Dark Visions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dark Visions book, Offers interviews with Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Roger Corman, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Robert Englund, Vincent Price, George Romero, and Sam Raimi
by David Fort Godshalk, Veiled Visions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Veiled Visions book, In 1906 Atlanta, after a summer of inflammatory headlines and accusations of black-on-white sexual assaults, armed white mobs attacked African Americans, resulting in at least twenty-five black fatalities. Atlanta's black residents fought back and repeatedly defended their neighborhoods from white raids. Placing this four-day riot in a broader narrative of twentieth-century race relations in Atlanta, in the South, and in the United States, David Fort Godshalk examines the riot's origins and how memories of this cataclysmic event shaped black and white social and political life for decades to come. Nationally, the riot radicalized many civil rights leaders, encouraging W. E. B. Du Bois's confrontationist stance and diminishing the accommodationist voice of Booker T. Washington. In Atlanta, fears of continued disorder prompted white civic leaders to seek dialogue with black elites, establishing a rare biracial tradition that convinced mainstream northern whites that racial reconciliation was possible in the South without national intervention. Paired with black fears of renewed violence, however, this interracial cooperation exacerbated black social divisions and repeatedly undermined black social justice movements, leaving the city among the most segregated and socially stratified in the nation. Analyzing the interwoven struggles of men and women, blacks and whites, social outcasts and national powerbrokers, Godshalk illuminates the possibilities and limits of racial understanding and social change in twentieth-century America.
by Alexander C. Diener, The City As Power Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The City As Power book, This timely interdisciplinary book considers national identity through the lens of urban spaces. By bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, The City as Power provides broad comparative perspectives about the critical importance of urban landscapes as forums for creating, maintaining, and contesting identity and belonging.
by Michael P. Jeffries, Paint The White House Black Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Paint The White House Black book, Barack Obama's election as the first black president in American history forced a reconsideration of racial reality and possibility. It also incited an outpouring of discussion and analysis of Obama's personal and political exploits. Paint the White House Black fills a significant void in Obama-themed debate, shifting the emphasis from the details of Obama's political career to an understanding of how race works in America. In this groundbreaking book, race, rather than Obama, is the central focus. Michael P. Jeffries approaches Obama's election and administration as common cultural ground for thinking about race. He uncovers contemporary stereotypes and anxieties by examining historically rooted conceptions of race and nationhood, discourses of "biracialism" and Obama's mixed heritage, the purported emergence of a "post-racial society," and popular symbols of Michelle Obama as a modern black woman. In so doing, Jeffries casts new light on how we think about race and enables us to see how race, in turn, operates within our daily lives. Race is a difficult concept to grasp, with outbursts and silences that disguise its relationships with a host of other phenomena. Using Barack Obama as its point of departure, Paint the White House Black boldly aims to understand race by tracing the web of interactions that bind it to other social and historical forces.
by Ricky K. Green, Voices In Black Political Thought Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Voices In Black Political Thought book, The Black community has historically suffered stasis on the political level. W.E.B. Du Bois originally identified the source of the stasis as a contradiction of political goals within individuals and Black culture. During the last century, the development of African American political organizations has institutionalized this «contradiction of double aims». That institutionalization is largely due to the energy and resources of two distinct and often contradicting political traditions - Black nationalism and the Black American Jeremiad. It is within a third tradition, Black cultural pluralism, that a possible discourse exists that can address the stasis within the Black community. This book attempts to reconstruct the development of this third tradition and posits it as the most viable source of Black political development.
by Gill Marcus, Visions Of Black Economic Empowerment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Visions Of Black Economic Empowerment book, From high profile figures such as Cyril Ramaphosa, Albie Sachs and Wendy Luhabe to analysts such as Wendy Lucas Bull, Vuyo Jack and Itumeleng Mahabane; to practitioners such as Lot Ndlovu, Eric Mafuna, Nolitha Fakude, this book brings together leading South African analysts and practitioners in the most comprehensive analysis of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) to date. The volume situates Black Economic Empowerment within the larger trajectory of black business imperatives for empowerment; and provides policy recommendations for legislative and regulatory clarity.