He displayed a far greater degree of optimism about the future of blacks in America than has been acknowledged, and he faced pragmatic socio-economic realities that made it possible for him to be flexible for compromise. Focusing on neglected phases in his intellectual life, this book reveals Delany as a personality who was neither uncompromisingly militant nor dogmatically conservative. It argues that his complex strategies for racial integration were much more focused on America than on separateness and nationalism. The extreme characterization of him that has been prominent in the contemporary mind reflects ideologies of scholars who came of age during the civil rights era, the period that initially inspired great interest in his life. This new look at him paints a portrait of the "other Delany," a thinker able to reach across racial boundaries to offer compromise and dialogue.
|Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
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About the Author
Tunde Adeleke is professor of history and director of the African and African American Studies Program at Iowa State University. His books include the critically acclaimed UnAfrican Americans: Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalists and the Civilizing Mission; Martin R. Delany's Civil War and Reconstruction: A Primary Source Reader; The Case against Afrocentrism; and Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin R. Delany, the latter three published by University Press of Mississippi.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Black Biography: From Instrumentalism to Functionalism||3|
|Chapter 2||Delany Historiography||19|
|Chapter 3||First Integrationist Phase: Moral Suasion, 1830-1849||40|
|Chapter 4||Second Integrationist Phase: 1863-1874||70|
|Chapter 5||Third Integrationist Phase: 1875-1877||135|
|Chapter 6||Final Years: 1878-1885||161|
|Appendix A||"A Political Review"||194|
|Appendix B||"Trial and Conviction"||210|