Black Liberation and the American Dream | Left Wing Books

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Black Liberation and the American Dream

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312 pages
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9781608467853
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2017
Price: $19.00 (USD)

Analysing intersections of race, class, and gender alongside primary texts, this unique volume explores racism and antiracism in the US.

Considering the connections between class and racial oppression, and the often marginalized role of the Left in antiracist struggles, Le Blanc skillfully introduces key texts from crucial figures in African American radicalism: Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, C. L. R. James, A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Ella Baker, and others. This combination of a rich analytical understanding with key primary texts makes Black Liberation and the American Dream a unique and invaluable resource for those engaged in contemporary struggles. It is a crucial text for activists and scholars alike.

What People Are Saying

“A timely weapon in the fight against racism.” —Chris Clement, Against the Current