Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical by Brian D. Behnken,Gregory D. Smithers,Simon Wendt

By Brian D. Behnken,Gregory D. Smithers,Simon Wendt

Contributions by means of Tunde Adeleke, Brian D. Behnken, Minkah Makalani, Benita Roth, Gregory D. Smithers, Simon Wendt, and Danielle L. Wiggins

Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by means of the yankee public and via students for generations. traditionally maligned by way of their friends and via the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black intellectuals have came across their paintings misused, neglected, or discarded. Black intellectuals have additionally been reductively put into one or major different types: they're often deemed liberal or, much less usually, as conservative. The participants to this quantity discover numerous favorite intellectuals, from left-leaning leaders corresponding to W. E. B. Du Bois to conservative intellectuals like Thomas Sowell, from recognized black feminists corresponding to Patricia Hill Collins to Marxists like Claudia Jones, to underscore the range of black highbrow notion within the usa. members additionally situate the advance of the traces of black highbrow suggestion in the broader background from which those tendencies emerged. the end result gathers essays that supply access right into a host of wealthy highbrow traditions.

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