Manning Marable, historian and political scientist at Columbia University, has been a consistent voice challenging inequality and injustice in the social sciences for decades. Beyond Boundaries brings together Marable's best writing from the last two decades and will prove invaluable to anyone seeking to challenge race, class and gender inequalities today. A pioneering intellectual in the field of black studies and the founder of Columbia's Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Marable blends the disciplines of history, political science and sociology to address contemporary concerns and social issues.
“Manning Marable is the Du Bois of the contemporary era—a towering intellectual, an elegantly exquisite writer, and an insightful analyst. This book, which distills the essence of his brilliance, is a landmark in Black Studies and African-American history.”
— Gerald Horne, author, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography
“Manning Marable has shown better than anyone that freedom dreams and materialist analysis are companions. These wonderful essays demonstrate the wide range and impressive depth of his expertise and passion. From Africa to the United States, from history to the future, from academic writing to journalistic troublemaking, Marable argues that the possibility of better worlds is not only necessary, but also contained in the struggles we pursue.”
—David Roediger, University of Illinois, author of How Race Survived U.S. History