Black Liberation and the American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice

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Edited by Paul LeBlanc

Haymarket Books

11/7/2017, paperback

SKU: 9781608467853


Considering the connections between class and racial oppression, and the often marginalized role of the Left in antiracist struggles, Le Blanc skillfully introduces key texts from crucial figures in African American radicalism: Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, C. L. R. James, A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Ella Baker, and others. This combination of a rich analytical understanding with key primary texts makes Black Liberation and the American Dream a unique and invaluable resource for those engaged in contemporary struggles. It is a crucial text for activists and scholars alike.


"A timely weapon in the fight against racism." --Chris Clement, Against the Current

About the Author:

Paul Le Blanc is a professor of History at La Roche College. He has written on and participated in the U.S. labor, radical and civil rights movements, and is author of numerous books, including Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience and Lenin and the Revolutionary Party.