Movement Matters: American Antiapartheid Activism and the Rise of Multicultural Politics by David HostetterMovement Matters: American Antiapartheid Activism and the Rise of Multicultural Politics by David Hostetter

Movement Matters: American Antiapartheid Activism and the Rise of Multicultural Politics

byDavid HostetterEditorDavid Hostetter

Paperback | September 6, 2009

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Examining four decades of American antiapartheid activism,Movement Mattersanalyzes the long-term impact of the American antiapartheid movement on American civil religion. Exploring issues of race, politics and culture, the book presents a fresh look at the importance of antiapartheid activism in America.Movement Mattersexamines three crucial conflicts that shaped this activism: the debate between those holding an integrationist vision of the civil rights movement and the advocates of a Pan-Africanist view (the Black Power movement); the tension between the antiracist credibility American leaders sought to project to the world, and the anticommunist thrust of American foreign policy which led to a tacit alliance with South Africa; and the dispute over whether non-violence of armed liberation provided the best strategy for ending apartheid. For students of American history, African history, politics and cultural studies, this is a valuable resource and an essential read.

David Hostetteris Director of Research and Programs at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University.
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Title:Movement Matters: American Antiapartheid Activism and the Rise of Multicultural PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:September 6, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415803349

ISBN - 13:9780415803342

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Through the Glass Starkly: Americans Confront Apartheid   1. "For the Freedom Struggle is One:" The American Committee on Africa   2. Liberation in One Organization: The American Friends Service Committee   3. Black Power on Embassy Row: TransAfrica   4. Lost in the Stars: Apartheid and American Popular Culture   5. If They're Not Free, We're Not Free: Antiapartheid Activism and the Integration of American Civil Religion.  Conclusion: Now Face to Face? Opposing Apartheid, Proposing Multiculturalism

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"The legwork that [Hostetter] does on the organizations behind antiapartheid activism... deepens our understanding of the national and transnational links that helped build one of the striking examples in our time of a global movement that brought about peaceful, transformative change."

- James H. Meriwether, California State University, Bakersfield, American Historical Review