The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925

The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925

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In this controversial volume, Wilson Jeremiah Moses argues that by adopting European and American nationalist and separatist doctrines, black nationalism became, ironically, a vehicle for the assimilationist values among black American intellectuals. The book covers the period from the Compromise of 1850, with its Fugitive Slave Act, to the imprisonment of Marcus Garvey in 1925, and inc ludes a section on black nationalism in literature. 'This impressive study will stir controversy among black scholars and proponents of separatism. That Professor Moses, himself a black, regards the period a golden age is itself heretical in some eyes.' Publishers Weeklyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 142.7 x 222.5 x 22.9mm | 358.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195206398
  • 9780195206395

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"A well crafted, superbly researched, and immensely creative study of black intellectual history."--Alfred Moss, University of Maryland in the Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church"The book gives important information and a fresh look at many historical issues."--Paula Giddings, Essence"This impressive study will stir controversy among black scholars and proponents of separatism."--Publishers Weekly"Moses provides much information on: the anti-Catholic strain in black nationalist propaganda; the forerunners of Garvey; black women's clubs and their relationships to white feminists; how black nationalism echoed sentimental Christian racism."--Kirkus Reviews"Well written and significant."--Choice"Convincing and...well-written....Highly recommended for specialists in black studies."--Library Journal"This is an excellent book that fits my needs perfectly. The coverage is fine and the topical arrangement is great."--Robert T. Starks, Northeastern Illinois Universityshow more

About Wilson Jeremiah Moses

Wilson Jeremiah Moses is Professor of Afro-American Studies and American Civilization at Brown University. He is the author of Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms and a biography of Alexander more

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