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.
Table of Contents
SECTION I. ON RACE AND RACIALIZATION, SECTION II. ON BLACK PROTEST AND POLITICS: THE 1970S AND 1980S, SECTION III. ON BLACK PROTEST AND POLITICS: THE 1990S TO THE PRESENT, SECTION IV. ON THE SOUTHERN QUESTION, SECTION V. ON BLACK LEADERSHIP, SECTION VI. ON BUILDING A SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT
Manning Marable is the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies at Columbia University, where he is also professor of history and public affairs. Among his many influential books is Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking 2011). Dr. Marable is a frequent commentator for such media as CNN, the History Channel, PBS, NBC’s Today Show, Tavis Smiley, BET, the Charlie Rose Show, BBC, and Al Jazeera.
Russell Rickford has selected the essays for this volume and provides an engaging introduction to Marable’s writings. Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth, he is the author of a biography of Dr. Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, and a forthcoming book on African-American liberation schools during the black power era
“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