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Author McCartney, John T., 1938-2012, author.

Title Black power ideologies : an essay in African-American political thought / John T. McCartney.

Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1992.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index.
Summary In a systematic survey of the manifestations and meanings of Black Power in America. John T. McCartney analyzes the ideology of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s and places it in the context of both African-American and Western political thought. He demonstrates, through an exploration of historic antecedents, that the Black Power versus black mainstream competition of the sixties was not unique in American history. Tracing the evolution of black social and political movements from the eighteenth century to the present, the author focuses on the ideas and actions of the leaders of each major approach. Starting with the colonization efforts of the Pan-Negro Nationalist Movement in the eighteenth century, McCartney contrasts the work of Bishop Turner with the opposing integrationist views of Frederick Douglass and his followers. The author points out that themes that seemed novel in the 1960s--Black Power, African independence, and black cultural dignity--can be traced to the Pan-Negro Nationalists. McCartney examines the politics of accommodation espoused by Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois's opposition to this apolitical stance; the formation of the NAACP, the Urban League, and other integrationist organizations; and Marcus Garvey's reawakening of the separatist ideal in the early twentieth century. Focusing on the intense legal activity of the NAACP from the 1930s to the 1960s, McCartney gives extensive treatment to the moral and political leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his challenge from the Black Power Movement in 1966. The author proposes three terms to describe distinct groups within the contemporary Black Power Movement: Separatist, Counter-Communalist, and Pluralist. Examining similarities as well as differences among the factions, McCartney presents the perennial conflict and competition between Black Nationalist sympathizers and their integrationist opponents in the African-American experience.
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Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter I: The Background to Black Power; Chapter II: Black Nationalist Thought in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Chapter III: The Abolitionist Movement; Chapter IV: The Politics of Accommodation; Chapter V: Marcus Garvey and the Resurgence of Black Nationalism; Chapter VI: Martin Luther King and Moralism; Chapter VII: What Is Black Power?; Chapter VIII: The Counter-Communalists: A Comparison and Analysis; Chapter IX: The Black Power Pluralists: A Comparison and Analysis; Chapter X: The Black Power Separatists: A Comparison and Analysis.
Chapter XI: A Critical Assessment of the Black Power IdeologiesNotes; Bibliography; Index.
Subject African Americans -- Politics and government.
Black power -- United States -- History.
Political science -- United States -- History.
Noirs américains -- Politique et gouvernement.
Black power -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Idées politiques -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Politieke ideologie.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: McCartney, John T., 1938- Black power ideologies. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1992 9780877229148 (DLC) 91021747 (OCoLC)23971019
ISBN 9781439903773 (electronic bk.)
1439903778 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055738609
DEBSZ 430868146
GBVCP 1003635970
NZ1 14250737

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