The Resource We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama, Stephen Tuck

We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama, Stephen Tuck

Label
We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama
Title
We ain't what we ought to be
Title remainder
the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Tuck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author traces the black freedom struggle in all its diversity, from the first years of freedom during the Civil War to President Obama's inauguration. As it moves from popular culture to high politics, from the Deep South to New England, the West Coast, and abroad, he weaves stories of ordinary black people, as well as celebrated figures, into the sweep of racial protest and social change. The drama unfolds from an armed march of longshoremen in post Civil War Baltimore to Booker T. Washington's founding of Tuskegee Institute; from the race riots following Jack Johnson's "fight of the century" to Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus; and from the rise of hip hop to the journey of a black Louisiana grandmother to plead with the Tokyo directors of a multinational company to stop the dumping of toxic waste near her home. This work rejects the traditional narrative that identifies the Southern non-violent civil rights movement as the focal point of the black freedom struggle. Instead, it explores the dynamic relationships between those seeking new freedoms and those looking to preserve racial hierarchies, and between grassroots activists and national leaders. As the author shows, strategies were ultimately contingent on the power of activists to protest amidst shifting economic and political circumstances in the U.S. and abroad. This book captures an extraordinary journey that speaks to all Americans, both past and future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tuck, Stephen G. N
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.T797 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Social justice
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Race relations
  • Social justice
  • Schwarze
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Schwarze
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama, Stephen Tuck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The freedom war, 1861-1865 -- Freedom is not enough, 1865-1877 -- Resisting the juggernaut of White supremacy, 1878-1906 -- Black leaders reckon with Jim Crow, 1893-1916 -- Great War and Great Migration, 1917-1924 -- Renaissance in Harlem, dark ages elsewhere, 1924-1941 -- World War II and its aftermath, 1941-1948 -- Three steps forward, two steps back, 1949-1959 -- The civil rights movement, 1960-1965 -- Black power and grassroots protest, 1966-1978 -- Reagan, rap, and resistance, 1979-2000 -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674036260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319493060
  • (OCoLC)ocn319493060
Label
We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama, Stephen Tuck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The freedom war, 1861-1865 -- Freedom is not enough, 1865-1877 -- Resisting the juggernaut of White supremacy, 1878-1906 -- Black leaders reckon with Jim Crow, 1893-1916 -- Great War and Great Migration, 1917-1924 -- Renaissance in Harlem, dark ages elsewhere, 1924-1941 -- World War II and its aftermath, 1941-1948 -- Three steps forward, two steps back, 1949-1959 -- The civil rights movement, 1960-1965 -- Black power and grassroots protest, 1966-1978 -- Reagan, rap, and resistance, 1979-2000 -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780674036260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319493060
  • (OCoLC)ocn319493060

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