From Emerson to King : democracy, race, and the politics of protest /

This book traces a provocative line from Emerson's work on race, reform, and identity to work by three influential African-American thinkers - W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cornel West - each of whom offers subtle engagement with both the tradition of written protest and the crit...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Patterson, Anita Haya.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series:W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Series)
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Reconciling Race and Rights
  • 1. Defining the Public: Representative Men
  • 2. Property and the Body in Nature
  • 3. The Poetics of Contradiction: Religious and Political Emblems in "The American Scholar"
  • 4. "Self-Reliance": The Ethical Demand for Reform
  • 5. Locating the Limits of Consent in "Friendship"
  • 6. The Claims of Double-Consciousness: Race, Nationalism, and the Problem of Political Obligation
  • 7. W.E.B. Du Bois and the Critique of Liberal Nationalism
  • 8. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Publicity, Disobedience, and the Revitalization of American Democratic Culture.