A dynamic and panoramic survey of 400 years of Black political culture and resistance.
Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the 16th and 17th centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on the historical record, he 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.
Table of Contents
The Coming to America 1 (20)
Slavery and the Constitutions 21 (24)
Free Blacks and Resistance 45 (22)
The Civil War and Its Aftermath 67 (28)
The Nadir and Its Aftermath 95 (28)
The Search for Higher Ground 123(32)