Mainstreaming Black Power by Tom Adam DaviesMainstreaming Black Power by Tom Adam Davies

Mainstreaming Black Power

byTom Adam Davies

Paperback | April 11, 2017

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Mainstreaming Black Powerupends the narrative that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the 1960s and 1970s across the United States—and focusing on New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles—this book reveals how the War on Poverty cultivated black self-determination politics and demonstrates that federal, state, and local policies during this period bolstered economic, social, and educational institutions for black control.Mainstreaming Black Powershows more convincingly than ever before that white power structures did engage with Black Power in specific ways that tended ultimately to reinforce rather than challenge existing racial, class, and gender hierarchies. This book emphasizes that Black Power's reach and legacies can be understood only in the context of an ideologically diverse black community.
Tom Adam Daviesis Lecturer in American History at the University of Sussex.
Title:Mainstreaming Black PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520292111

ISBN - 13:9780520292116


Table of Contents


1 • “A Mouthful of Civil Rights and an Empty Belly: The War on Poverty and the Fight for Racial Equality
2 • Community Development Corporations, Black Capitalism, and the Mainstreaming of Black Power
3 • Black Power and Battles over Education
4 • Black Mayors and Black Progress: The Limits of Black Political Power