1st Edition

Black Conservatism Essays in Intellectual and Political History

Edited By Peter Eisenstadt Copyright 1999
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.

    Chapter 1 James Forten, Conservative Radical, Julie Winch; Chapter 2 Henry McNeal Turner—Conservative? Radical? Or Independent?, Stephen W. Angell; Chapter 3 Southern Black Conservatism, 1865–1945, Peter Eisenstadt; Chapter 4 The Washingtonian Legacy, Henry Lewis Suggs; Chapter 5 Radical Rhetoric, Conservative Reality, Hayward Farrar; Chapter 6 The African-American Gospel of Business Success, Walter A. Friedman; Chapter 7 Ralph Ellison, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, and Modem Black Cultural Conservatism, Greg Robinson; Chapter 8 Uncle Tom, Pragmatist, or Visionary?, Sandy Dwayne Martin; Chapter 9 The Evolution of A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin from Radicalism to Conservatism, Paula F. Pfeffer; Chapter 10 The Republican Party and the African-American Vote Since 1964, Edward Ashbee;


    Peter Eisenstadt

    "...first-rate. ...a book for all levels and libraries." -- Choice