Peace Be Still

Matthew C Whitaker

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A concise engaging and provocative history of African Americans since World War II Peace Be Stillis also nothing less than an alternate history of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Organizing this history around culture politics and resistance Matthew C. Whitaker takes us from World War II as a galvanizing force for African American activism and the modern civil rights movement to the culmination of generations of struggle in the election of Barack Obama.

From the promise of the posta"World War II era to the black power movement of the 1960s the economic and political struggles of the 1970s and the major ideological realignment of political culture during the 1980s 1990s and early 2000s this book chronicles a people fighting oppression while fashioning a dynamic culture of artistic and religious expression along with a program of educational and professional advancement. A resurgence of rigid conservative right-wing policies the politics of poverty racial profiling and police brutality are ongoing counterpoints to African Americans rising to political prominence and securing positions once denied them.

A history of African Americans for a new generation Peace Be Stilldemonstrates how dramatically African American history illuminates the promise conflicts contradictions hopes and victories that all Americans share.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Matthew C Whitaker
ISBN 9780803246935
Antall sider 412 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 739 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd