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Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006

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Since its original publication in 1984, Manning Marable's Race, Reform, and Rebellion has become widely known as the most crucial political and social history of African Americans since World War II. Aimed at students of contemporary American politics and society and written by one of the most articulate and eloquent authorities on the movement for black freedom, this accl ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 12th 2007 by University Press of Mississippi (first published September 1st 1984)
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Demetri Broxton-Santiago
I am currently re-reading this book. Marable reframes the World War II era through Civil Rights, all the way up to the George Bush Era as a Second Reconstruction. First of all, this revelation is revolutionary. It was a reconstruction, with America trying to figure out how to deal once again with the "Negro" problem. However, this time, the Negro/ African American population was able to exert much more political, economic, and social power and frame its own vision and goals.

Marable recognizes t
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Jul 23, 2013 Daniel Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fairly spectacular book which not only covered the strengths and faults of well known names like MLK jr., Malcom X, Medgar Evars and Rosa Parks but also more revered radical stalwarts like Huey P. Newton and other leaders of the black power movement and the great weaknesses of many leaders who focused to wholly on race to the detriment of gender or patriarchy considerations or class while refusing to admit race as a factor and as a result highlighting the reality of a modern organizer who lives ...more
Meghan In Milwaukee
Quintessential reading for those who want a hand understanding how our nation both accepted and rejected the liberal aims of the Civil Rights Movement. Marable is masterful.
Mar 13, 2008 Cynara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Marable does not fail to impress his audience with this work that sheds much light on the events and movements that helped to socially and politically shape the period known as the second reconstruction in African-American history, as well as those that contributed to its failure.
Brandon Milton
Jan 17, 2016 Brandon Milton rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone who is not an expert in post-World War II race relations in the United States.
Jun 02, 2013 Johorse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Manning marble can write yo. Really well put together book. Basically Reagan is satan.
Craig Cunningham

This book exemplifies the brilliance that is Manning Marable.
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Jul 01, 2007 John Beeler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A polemic to be sure, but nevertheless compelling.
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Manning Marable was an American professor of public affairs, history and African-American Studies at Columbia University. He founded and directed the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. He authored several texts and was active in progressive political causes. At the time of his death, he had completed a biography of human rights activist Malcolm X, entitled Malcolm X: A Life of Rei ...more
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