The Future of the Race
Paperback ISBN: 0679763783
Two distinguished African-American scholars draw on the ideas of W. E. B. DuBois to assess the hopes, fears, and dreams of the African-American community at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. K. NYT.
Race Against Empire
Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957
Paperback ISBN: 0801482925
Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Tracing the relationship between transformations in anti-colonial politics and the history of the United States during its emergence as the dominant world power, she challenges bipolar Cold War paradigms. She documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights.
Don't Be Afraid Gringo
A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart : The Story of Elvia Alvarado
Paperback ISBN: 006097205x
The author, a peasant organizer, explains how she became involved with the politics of her country, and describes the repression of the poor in Honduras