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Struggle on their minds : the political thought of African American resistance, Alex Zamalin

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Struggle on their minds : the political thought of African American resistance
Title
Struggle on their minds
Title remainder
the political thought of African American resistance
Statement of responsibility
Alex Zamalin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The rise of the American economy, the persistence of social inequality, and the ongoing struggle for adequate political representation cannot be evaluated separately from slavery, the country's original sin. Five activists who have fought to incorporate slavery into American political discourse are the focus of this timely book, in which Alex Zamalin considers past African American resistance to underscore its future democratic necessity. He looks at the language and conceptions put forward by the American abolitionists David Walker and Frederick Douglass, the antilynching activist Ida B. Wells, the Black Panther Party organizer Huey P. Newton, and the prison reformer Angela Davis. Each through passionate argument revised the core values of the American political tradition and reformed ideas about power, justice, community, action, and the role of emotion in elective outcomes. Zamalin finds numerous examples in which political theory developed a more open and resilient conception of individual liberty after key moments of African American resistance provoked by these activists' work. Their thought encouraged slaves to revolt against their masters, black radical abolitionists to call for the eradication of slavery by any means necessary, black journalists to chastise American institutions for their indifference to lynching, and black radicals to police the police and to condemn racial injustice in the American prison system. Taken together, these movements pushed political theory forward, offering new language and concepts to sustain democracy in tense times. Struggle on Their Minds is a critical text for our contemporary moment, showing how constructive resistance can strengthen the practice of democracy and help disenfranchised groups achieve political parity."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zamalin, Alex
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, David
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • Newton, Huey P.
  • Davis, Angela Y.
  • Davis, Angela Y.
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Newton, Huey P
  • Walker, David
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American intellectuals
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American intellectuals
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Political and social views
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
Struggle on their minds : the political thought of African American resistance, Alex Zamalin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the political thought of African American resistance -- David Walker, Frederick Douglass, and the abolitionist democratic vision -- Ida B. Wells, the antilynching movement, and the politics of seeing -- Huey Newton, the Black Panthers, and the decolonization of America -- Angela Davis, prison abolition, and the end of the American carceral state -- Conclusion: the future of resistance
Control code
ocn983786562
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543477
Lccn
2017018783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6176ff49-587d-471c-b38b-37b4c4736664
  • 22573/ctt1tkx1qv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983786562
Label
Struggle on their minds : the political thought of African American resistance, Alex Zamalin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the political thought of African American resistance -- David Walker, Frederick Douglass, and the abolitionist democratic vision -- Ida B. Wells, the antilynching movement, and the politics of seeing -- Huey Newton, the Black Panthers, and the decolonization of America -- Angela Davis, prison abolition, and the end of the American carceral state -- Conclusion: the future of resistance
Control code
ocn983786562
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231543477
Lccn
2017018783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6176ff49-587d-471c-b38b-37b4c4736664
  • 22573/ctt1tkx1qv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983786562

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