How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society (Updated Edition)
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How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America: Problems in Race, Political Economy, and Society (Updated Edition)

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Contents

Preface
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America A Critical Assessment
Introduction to the First Edition
Part 1 The Black Majority
Chapter 1 The Crisis of the Black Working Class
Chapter 2 The Black Poor
Chapter 3 Grounding with My Sisters
Chapter 4 Black Prisoners and Punishment in a Racist/Capitalist State
Part 2 The Black Elite
Chapter 5 Black Capitalism
Chapter 6 Blac...more
Paperback, 372 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by South End Press (first published January 1st 1983)
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Zachariah
I don't know if I just really had trouble finding the time for this book but it took me much longer to finish than any other book I've recently read. And I wanted to really like it but there were just too many places where it lagged or bogged down on statistical data. I realize it's important to back up your thesis with some hard numbers, when you can, but I felt it was a little excessive in some places. Like several consecutive paragraphs of just straight statistics. Most of which could have be...more
Frank
Didn't read all of this. Skimmed some of it, skipped some. Too much a Marxist political tract at times, but stimulating nonetheless. I was able to use some passages from it in class, so that was good.
Ed
Lesser known, radical, African-American intellectual. Contemporary of Ishmael Reed and Cornel West.
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Apr 01, 2011 Lisa marked it as to-read
I read this a long time ago, but know exactly where it is on my shelves.
Royce Drake
"How Europe Underdeveloped Africa" rewritten and applied to the USA.
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Started this never finished -- will p[ick up again
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another classic
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