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Author Plummer, Brenda Gayle
Title In search of power : African Americans in the era of decolonization, 1956-1974 / Brenda Gayle Plummer
Imprint Cambridge, [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
book jacket
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 Modern History Library  323.1196073 P735    AVAILABLE    30550100544012
Descript vii, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "In Search of Power is a history of the era of civil rights, decolonization and Black Power. In the critical period from 1956 to 1974, the emergence of newly independent states worldwide and the struggles of the civil rights movement in the United States exposed the limits of racial integration and political freedom. Dissidents, leaders and elites alike were linked in a struggle for power in a world where the rules of the game had changed. Brenda Gayle Plummer traces the detailed connections between African Americans' involvement in international affairs and how they shaped American foreign policy, integrating African American history, the history of the African Diaspora and the history of United States foreign relations. These topics, usually treated separately, not only offer a unified view of the period but also reassess controversies and events that punctuated this colorful era of upheaval and change"-- Provided by publisher
"In Search of Power is a history of the era of civil rights, decolonization, and Black Power. In the critical period from 1956 to 1974, the emergence of newly independent states worldwide and the struggles of the civil rights movement in the United States exposed the limits of racial integration and political freedom. Dissidents, leaders, and elites alike were linked in a struggle for power in a world where the rules of the game had changed. Brenda Gayle Plummer traces the detailed connections between African Americans' involvement in international affairs and how they shaped American foreign policy, integrating African American history, the history of the African Diaspora, and the history of United States foreign relations. These topics, usually treated separately, not only offer a unified view of the period but also reassess controversies and events that punctuated this colorful era of upheaval and change"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-362) and index
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights
Decolonization -- Africa
United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa
Africa -- Foreign relations -- United States
African Americans -- Relations with Africans -- History
African diaspora -- History
HISTORY / United States / General. bisacsh
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