1st Edition

Americans from Africa Old Memories, New Moods

By Peter I. Rose Copyright 2016
    480 Pages
    by Routledge

    480 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is the second of a two-volume set exploring the controversies about the experiences of Americans from Africa. It contains essays on the roots of protest, including the original "Confessions of Nat Turner;" the background and character of the Civil Rights Movement; the origins and impact of Black Power; and, finally, in "Negroes Nevermore," varied views on the meaning of Black Pride.

    Included here are selections written by black and white social scientists, psychiatrists, historians, and political figures offered in careful juxtaposition. Among the contributors are Raymond and Alice Bauer, Robert Blauner, Stokely Carmichael, Erik Erikson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Joyce Ladner, C. Eric Lincoln, August Meier and Elliott Rudwick, Tom Mboya, Gerald Mullin, Alvin Poussaint, and Mike Thelwell.

    Volume I, Slavery and Its Aftermath, addresses four other issues: the retention of "Africanisms;" the impact of slavery on personality and culture; differences in the experiences of living in the South and North; and matters of community, class and family.

    Originally published in 1970, these volumes have stood the test of time. Each of the issues considered still resonate in American society and all are critical to understanding many matters that still confront many Americans from Africa.

    Contents Preface to the Transaction Edition Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction I. BLACK PROTEST Who Was Nat Turner? 1 Day to Day Resistance to Slavery Raymond Bauer and Alice Bauer 2 The Roots of Black Nationalism Eugene D. Genovese 3 Gabriel's Insurrection Gerald W. Mullin 4 The Confessions of Nat Turner as Told to Thomas R. Gray Nat Turner 5 William Styron: A Shared Ordeal George Plimpton 6 The White Nat Turner Mike Thelwell Suggested Readings Freedom Now! 7 Radicals and Conservatives: Black Protest in Twentieth-Century America August Meier and Elliott Rudwick 8 The Social Context of Militancy Gary T. Marx 9 The Crisis Which Bred Black Power Nathan Wright, Jr. 10 The Americanization of Frantz Fanon Aristide Zolberg and Vera Zolberg 11 The Revolutionary Myth Lewis M. Killian Suggested Readings II. IN QUEST OF COMMUNITY Whither Black Power? 12 What We Want Stokely Carmichael 13 What Black Power Means to Negroes in Mississippi Joyce Ladner 14 The Trouble with Black Power Christopher Lasch 15 Black Rebellion and White Reaction Aaron Wildavsky 16 Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King, Jr. Suggested Readings Negroes Nevermore 17 The Concept of Identity in Race Relations Erik H. Erikson 18 The Self-Image of the Negro American Alvin F. Poussaint 19 Mood Ebony: The Acceptance of Being Black C. Eric Lincoln 20 What's in a Name? Lerone Bennett, Jr. 21 Africa Conscious Harlem Richard B. Moore 22 The American Negro Cannot Look to Africa for an Escape Tom Mboya 23 Black Culture: Myth or Reality? Robert Blauner Suggested Readings Index


    Peter I. Rose