Angela Davis--an Autobiography

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher: International Pub

ISBN: 9780717806676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The political activist reflects upon the people and incidents that have influenced her life and commitment to global liberation of the oppressed
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Angela Davis

An Autobiography

Author: Angela Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704342095

Category: African American women

Page: 400

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Assata

Eine Autobiografie

Author: Asata Shakur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944233789

Category:

Page: 360

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Assata

An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9455

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.
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African American Autobiographers

A Sourcebook

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2871

Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.
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Little Red

Three Passionate Lives through the Sixties and Beyond

Author: Dina Hampton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391977

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the early 1960s, a remarkable crop of students graduated from a small New York City school renowned for progressive pedagogy and left-wing politics: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. These young people entered college at the peak of the transformative era we now call The Sixties, and would go on to impact the course of United States history for the next half century. Among them were Angela Davis, the brilliant, stunning African American Communist and academic who became the face of the Black Power movement; Tom Hurwitz, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) activist and cinematographer who played a key role in the occupation of Columbia University; and Elliott Abrams, who rebelled against the leftist political orthodoxies of the school and of the times, and ultimately played key roles in the Reagan administration, the George W. Bush administrations and the neoconservative movement. In Little Red, based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Dina Hampton tells the compelling, interwoven life stories of these three schoolmates. Their tumultuous, divergent, public and private paths wind through the seminal events and political conflicts of recent American history, from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War; the Summer of Love to the feminist uprising; Iran-Contra to Occupy Wall Street. As they pursue political ends, each of their lives will be shaped by events, relationships and social changes they never imagined. Their successes and setbacks will resonate with anyone who has struggled to reconcile the utopian goals of The Sixties—or of youth itself—with the realities of day-to-day life in the world as it is. Today, a new generation is taking to the streets, galvanized by controversial wars and social and economic inequities as troubling as those we faced in the 1960s. The stories of Angela, Tom and Elliott serve as both road map and cautionary tale for anyone engaged in that most American of acts—trying to perfect the world.
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Feinde, Freunde, Fremde?

Deutsche Perspektiven auf die USA

Author: Volker Benkert

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845275367

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Gleichgültig war Amerika den Deutschen nie. Die USA galten als Inbegriff des "wohlwollenden Hegemons" und waren Aufhänger von zahlreichen Feindbildern. Sie wurden als kulturelle Fremdlinge bewundert oder verdammt. Aber leidenschaftslos oder statisch waren die deutschen Perspektiven kaum. Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler, Amerikanisten, Sozial- und Literaturwissenschaftler zeigen in diesem Band, dass die USA oft zugleich Freund, Feind und fremd waren. Austausch, Anpassung und Ablehnung existierten in Deutschland nicht selten nebeneinander. Die versammelten Blicke auf die USA reichen von romantischen Amerikabildern der Nachkriegszeit über Amerikanisierung und Antiamerikanismus der 1970er- und 1980er-Jahre bis hin zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 und die jüngste Vergangenheit. Mit Beiträge von Alex Alvarez, Volker Benkert, Franz Eder, Moritz Fink, Axel Fischer, Christer S. Garrett , Katharina Gerund, Konrad H. Jarausch, Daniel Kosthorst, Marita Krauss, Stefanie Kunze, Jan Logemann, Heide Reinhäckel, Maren Roth, Rolf Steininger und Frank Usbeck.
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Abolition Democracy

Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609801032

Category: Political Science

Page: 62

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Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world’s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America’s most remarkable political figures, gave a series of interviews to discuss resistance and law, institutional sexual coercion, politics and prison. Davis talks about her own incarceration, as well as her experiences as "enemy of the state," and about having been put on the FBI’s "most wanted" list. She talks about the crucial role that international activism played in her case and the case of many other political prisoners. Throughout these interviews, Davis returns to her critique of a democracy that has been compromised by its racist origins and institutions. Discussing the most recent disclosures about the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal reports by the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the laws of war in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis focuses on the underpinnings of prison regimes in the United States.
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The Morning Breaks

The Trial of Angela Davis

Author: Bettina Aptheker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470137

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6141

On August 7, 1970, a revolt by Black prisoners in a Marin County courthouse stunned the nation. In its aftermath, Angela Davis, an African American activist-scholar who had campaigned vigorously for prisoners' rights, was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted list." Captured in New York City two months later, she was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Her trial, chronicled in this "compelling tale" (Publishers Weekly), brought strong public indictment. The Morning Breaks is a riveting firsthand account of Davis's ordeal and her ultimate triumph, written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and antiwar movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release. First published in 1975, and praised by The Nation for its "graphic narrative of [Davis's] legal and public fight," The Morning Breaks remains relevant today as the nation contends with the political fallout of the Sixties and the grim consequences of institutional racism. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own—from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State to the politics of the prison system today. This book gives a first-hand account of the worldwide movement for Angela Davis's freedom and of her trial. It offers a unique historical perspective on the case and its continuing significance in the contemporary political landscape.
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New Abolitionists, The

(Neo)slave Narratives And Contemporary Prison Writings

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483107

Category:

Page: N.A

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Protest Nation

Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism

Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586067

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6929

Protest Nation is a guide through the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the backbone of the American radical tradition in the twentieth century. With examples from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists that have served as beacons for millions, the volume also includes brief introductory essays by the editors that provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included. Selections include a fiery speech by socialist Eugene Debs, an astonishing treatise on animal liberation by Peter Singer, "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk's "The Hope Speech" and many others. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included. Protest Nation presents the most significant and brilliant examples of radical writing, in a concise volume geared for anyone interested in reconnecting with the deep currents of American radical thinking. These range from a fiery speech by Eugene Debs, the great socialist orator; to the original Black Panther Party Platform; to Peter Singer’s astonishing treatise on animal liberation, among many others.
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The Radical Reader

A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition

Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558742X

Category: History

Page: 688

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Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.
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Freedom Facts and Firsts

400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Linda T Wynn

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592607

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.
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