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In 1967, as the movement for civil rights was turning into a bitter, often violent battle for black power, Harold Cruse's "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" burst onto the scene. It was a lacerating attack on integration, and set the agenda for black cultural, social, and political autonomy. A classic of African American social thought, the book and its author went on to influence generations of activists, artists, and scholars. Cruse's intelligence, independence, and breadth of vision virtually defined what it meant to be a black intellectual in modern America. In this first anthology of Cruse's writing, William Jelani Cobb provides a powerful introduction to Cruse's wide body of work, including published material such as excerpts from "Crisis," as well as unpublished essays, speeches, and correspondence. "The Essential Harold Cruse" is certain to become standard reading for anyone interested in race in American society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312293963
ISBN-10: 0312293968
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave MacMillan
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Harold Cruse

William Jelani Cobb's writings appear regularly in the "Washington Post," "Washington City Paper," and "Africana.com." He received his Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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