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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

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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
Title variation
  • We are not what we ought to be
  • We aint what we ought to be
Title variation remainder
the Black freedom struggle from emancipation to Obama
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Review
In this sweeping and absorbing history of black activism, Tuck, an American history lecturer at Oxford University, highlights the achievements of community organizing from the mid-19th century to Barack Obama's dexterous grassroots campaign for the presidency. Tuck argues that there is no one black protest movement or agenda and casts his net over 150 years of black political engagement to reel in untold stories and unsung heroes. He is particularly attentive to the first 20 years of the 20th century, which saw protest, empowerment, and the rise of galvanizing figures from Marcus Garvey to boxer Jack Johnson. While the civil rights movement of the 1960s has become emblematic in the chronology of black history, according to Tuck, it does not define the ongoing fight for social justice and freedom among blacks in America. With rich detail and a strong narrative, Tuck fills in gaps in the story, from the lesser known backroom dealings of Booker T. Washington to the noble efforts on behalf of black women by Anna Julia Cooper. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 23, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 47, p50)
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349861
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Tuck, Stephen G. N
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.T797 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Social justice
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
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the Black freedom struggle from emancipation to Obama
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We ain't what we ought to be : the Black freedom struggle, from emancipation to Obama, Stephen Tuck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-477) and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
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
Control code
765030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, 24 unnumbered 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
  • (Sirsi) i9780674036260
  • (OCoLC)319493060
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 (pages [421]-477) 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
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
Control code
765030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 494 pages, 24 unnumbered 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
  • (Sirsi) i9780674036260
  • (OCoLC)319493060

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