The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s (Hardback)Kenneth Robert Janken (author)
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Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing. Grounded in extensive interviews, newly declassified government documents, and archival research, this book thoroughly examines the 1971 events and the subsequent movement for justice that strongly influenced the wider African American freedom struggle.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
The subject matter is fascinating. . . [and] illustrative of how far Americans still have to go in bridging our society's divisions."--Publishers Weekly
Simultaneously thorough and concise, deeply researched, and insightful, The Wilmington Ten deserves a wide readership.--Journal of Southern History
Provides fresh insight into hard truths about procedures used by the state to suppress and repress black challenges to the racial status quo. . . . A sincere exploration of black politics in the 1970s, one that takes seriously black power activists and ideologies.--American Historical Review
Explodes what little is left of [the] cut-and-paste version of the [civil rights] movement, reminding readers that many different movements were operating over a period of decades. . . . An important, approachable study.--North Carolina Historical Review
Janken's highly recommended history of student racial protest provides a historical perspective on the current struggle for diversity within academia and the black lives matter movement.--Library Journal
This first book-length scholarly treatment of the event is meticulously researched and compelling in its analysis. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice
No one explains this complicated story better than Kenneth Robert Janken. . . . Shows the complicated ways the 1970s black revolt took up the unfinished civil rights agenda, especially its attempt to resist white terror.--Journal of American History
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