Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies

Paperback | March 1, 2003

byMichael C. Dawson

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This stunning book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationships between black political thought and black political identity and behavior. Ranging from Frederick Douglass to rap artist Ice Cube, Michael C. Dawson brilliantly illuminates the history and current role of black political thought in shaping political debate in America.

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This stunning book represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationships between black political thought and black political identity and behavior. Ranging from Frederick Douglass to rap artist Ice Cube, Michael C. Dawson brilliantly illuminates the history and current role of black political thought in shapin...

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In Black Visions, Michael Dawson brings us the most comprehensive analysis to date of the complex relationship of black political thought to black political identity and behavior. Combining a historical perspective with conceptual sophistication and empirical evidence, Dawson identifies which political ideologies are supported by black...

Michael C. Dawson is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science and the college and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Behind the Mule: Race, Class, and African-American Politics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226138615

ISBN - 13:9780226138619

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: The Contours of Black Political Thought
2. Black Ideologies and Black Public Opinion
3. Visions of a Black Nation: Black Nationalism and African-American Political Thought
4. A Vision of Their Own: Identity and Black Feminist Ideology
5. Black and Red: Black Marxism and Black Liberation
6. A Vision of Freedom Larger Than America Is Prepared to Accept? The Diverse Shades of Black Liberalism
7. Conclusion: The Future Evolution of Black Political Thought, Black Politics, and American Political Thought
Appendix
References
Index