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BLACK LIBERATION IN CONSERVATIVE AMERICA “Manning Marable’s critique of the conventional wisdom seldom fails to shock, delight, or enlighten. Whether you are white or ‘of color,’ prepare to have your cherished no¬ tions challenged by his provocative, well-argued observa¬ tions. Black Liberation in Conservative America provides an important roadmap to the coming multicultural century.” —Clarence Page, columnist, Chicago Tribune “In the 1990s, new forms of racism structure the lives of people of color in ways that are simultaneously less obvi¬ ous and more treacherous. Manning Marable’s Black Lib¬ eration in Conservative America chronicles these developments—including the globalization of capital and an expanding prison system—against the backdrop of a rising conservatism and the insinuation of rightwing ideologies into Black community formations. Marable boldly contests what he considers to be an ineffectual emphasis on elec¬ toral politics and argues that the future of Black liberation will have to be fought out on activist terrains. This work offers invaluable theoretical and practical guidance to scholars and activists alike.” —Angela Davis, author, Women, Race and Class

ABOUT MANNING MARABLE Manning Marable is Professor of History and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Research in Afri¬ can-American Studies at Columbia University. Bom in 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, he is the author of How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America and numerous other books. Dr. Marable’s public affairs commentary series, “Along the Color Line,” upon which this essay collection is based, is published in over 280 newspapers and journals.

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