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Uplifting The Race

Author : Kevin K. Gaines
ISBN : 9781469606477
Genre : Social Science
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Amidst the violent racism prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century, African American cultural elites, struggling to articulate a positive black identity, developed a middle-class ideology of racial uplift. Insisting that they were truly representative of the race's potential, black elites espoused an ethos of self-help and service to the black masses and distinguished themselves from the black majority as agents of civilization; hence the phrase 'uplifting the race.' A central assumption of racial uplift ideology was that African Americans' material and moral progress would diminish white racism. But Kevin Gaines argues that, in its emphasis on class distinctions and patriarchal authority, racial uplift ideology was tied to pejorative notions of racial pathology and thus was limited as a force against white prejudice. Drawing on the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Hubert H. Harrison, and others, Gaines focuses on the intersections between race and gender in both racial uplift ideology and black nationalist thought, showing that the meaning of uplift was intensely contested even among those who shared its aims. Ultimately, elite conceptions of the ideology retreated from more democratic visions of uplift as social advancement, leaving a legacy that narrows our conceptions of rights, citizenship, and social justice.
Category: Social Science

Uplifting The Race

Author : Kevin Kelly Gaines
ISBN : 0807845434
Genre : History
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Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture in the Twentieth Century
Category: History

Bibliography Of African American Leadership

Author : Ronald W. Walters
ISBN : 0313313148
Genre : Political Science
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Presents the scholarship on African American leadership as part of the larger dynamic of leadership studies.
Category: Political Science

The Routledge History Of Twentieth Century America

Author : Jerald Podair
ISBN : 9781317485667
Genre : History
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The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States is a comprehensive introduction to the most important trends and developments in the study of modern United States history. Driven by interdisciplinary scholarship, the thirty-four original chapters underscore the vast range of identities, perspectives and tensions that contributed to the growth and contested meanings of the United States in the twentieth century. The chronological and topical breadth of the collection highlights critical political and economic developments of the century while also drawing attention to relatively recent areas of research, including borderlands, technology and disability studies. Dynamic and flexible in its possible applications, The Routledge History of the Twentieth-Century United States offers an exciting new resource for the study of modern American history.
Category: History

At The Cross

Author : Melynda J. Price
ISBN : 9780190272890
Genre : Political Science
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Curing systemic inequalities in the criminal justice system is the unfinished business of the Civil Rights movement. No part of that system highlights this truth more than the current implementation of the death penalty. At the Cross tells a story of the relationship between the death penalty and race in American politics that complicates the common belief that individual African Americans, especially poor African Americans, are more subject to the death penalty in criminal cases. The current death penalty regime operates quite differently than it did in the past. The findings of this research demonstrate the the racial inequity in the meting out of death sentences has legal and political externalities that move beyond individual defendants to larger numbers of African Americans. At the Cross looks at the meaning of the death penalty to and for African Americans by using various sites of analysis. Using various sites of analysis, Price shows the connection between criminal justice policies like the death penalty and the political and legal rights of African Americans who are tangentially connected to the criminal justice system through familial and social networks. Drawing on black politics, legal and political theory and narrative analysis, Price utilizes a mixed-method approach that incorporates analysis of media reports, capital jury selection and survey data, as well as original focus group data. As the rates of incarceration trend upward, Black politics scholars have focused on the impact of incarceration on the voting strength of the black community. Local, and even regional, narratives of African American politics and the death penalty expose the fractures in American democracy that foment perceptions of exclusion among blacks.
Category: Political Science

R B Rhythm And Business

Author : Norman Kelley
ISBN : 1888451688
Genre : Music
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Given than hip hop music alone has generated more than a billion dollars in sales, the absence of a major black record company is disturbing. Even Motown is now a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. Nonetheless, little has been written about the economic relationship between African-Americans and the music industry. This anthology dissects contemporary trends in the music industry and explores how blacks have historically interacted with the business as artists, business-people and consumers.
Category: Music

Transcending The Talented Tenth

Author : Joy James
ISBN : 9781136672767
Genre : History
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In Transcending the Talented Tenth, Joy James provocatively examines African American intellectual responses to racism and the role of elitism, sexism and anti-radicalism in black leadership politics throughout history. She begins with Du Bois' construction of "the Talented Tenth" as an elite leadership of race managers and takes us through the lives and work of radical women in the anti-lynching crusades, the civil rights and black liberation movements, as well as explores the contemporary struggles among black elites in academe.
Category: History

The Product Of Our Souls

Author : David Gilbert
ISBN : 9781469622705
Genre : Social Science
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In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe and other African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as "black music." Gilbert shows how Europe and others used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging many of the nation's preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity and setting off a musical craze in the process. Gilbert sheds new light on the little-known era of African American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance. He demonstrates how black performers played a pioneering role in establishing New York City as the center of American popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, and shows how African Americans shaped American mass culture in their own image.
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Toward An Intellectual History Of Black Women

Author : Mia E. Bay
ISBN : 9781469620923
Genre : Social Science
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Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dedicated to recovering the contributions of thinkers marginalized by both their race and their gender, these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, both formally educated and self-taught, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture. Contributors are Mia E. Bay, Judith Byfield, Alexandra Cornelius, Thadious Davis, Corinne T. Field, Arlette Frund, Kaiama L. Glover, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, Natasha Lightfoot, Sherie Randolph, Barbara D. Savage, Jon Sensbach, Maboula Soumahoro, and Cheryl Wall.
Category: Social Science

Uplifting Leadership

Author : Andy Hargreaves
ISBN : 9781118921340
Genre : Business & Economics
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What does it take to do more with less? How can you do betterthan before, or better than others? How do you turn losses intowins, or near-bankruptcy into strong profitability, or abjectfailure into stellar success? The power of uplift enables any organization to do more withless, beat the competition, and perform better than ever. Leaderswho uplift their employees' passions, intellects, and commitmentsproduce remarkable results. Based on original research from a seven-year global study,Uplifting Leadership reveals how leaders from diverseorganizations inspired and uplifted their teams' performance.Distilling the six common characteristics of leaders athigh-performing organizations across business, sports, andeducation, authors Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, and Alma Harrisexplore the nature of uplift, its impact on performance, and theways to achieve it within and beyond an organization's walls,revealing how leaders: Identify and articulate an inspiring dream that is coherentlyconnected to the best of what the organization has been before Pursue that dream at a sustainable pace without squanderingresources, incurring excessive debt, or burning people out Forge paths of innovation and improvement that others haveoverlooked or rejected Monitor progress by using metrics and indicators in a mindfuland meaningful way Build teams that naturally pull people into change rather thanpushing them through it Featuring case studies of organizations as diverse asShoebuy.com, Fiat, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Marks & Spencer,Cricket Australia, Burnley Football Club, and the Vancouver Giants,as well as world-leading educational systems, UpliftingLeadership provides tools for leaders to incorporate theseperformance-driving strategies into their own. For leaders who want their people to try harder, transform whatthey do, reach for a higher purpose, and stay resolute andresilient when opposing forces threaten to defeat them,Uplifting Leadership provides a path to better performanceacross any organization.
Category: Business & Economics