Black Movements in America

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 179 pages
In Black Movements in America, Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on historical records, Robinson argues that Blacks have constructed both a culture of resistance and a culture of accommodation based on the radically different experiences of slaves and free Blacks. Robinson concludes that contemporary Black movements are inspired by either a social vision - held by the relatively privileged strata - which holds the American nation to its ideals and public representation, and another - that of the masses - which interprets the Black experience in America as proof of the country's venality and hypocrisy.
 

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Contents

Chapter One The Coming to America
1
Chapter Two Slavery and the Constitutions
21
Chapter Three Free Blacks and Resistance
45
Chapter Four The Civil War and Its Aftermath
67
Chapter Five The Nadir and Its Aftermath
95
Chapter Six The Search for Higher Ground
123
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Cedric J. Robinson is a Professor of Black Studies and Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His published works include Black Marxism (1983) and The Terms of Order (1980).

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