Harold, Claudrena N.

The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (327 p.) - eBooks on Demand Studies in African American History and Culture . - Studies in African American History and Culture .

Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Garveyism and the Rise of New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South; The Political Rise of Marcus Mosiah Garvey; The Birth of American Garveyism; Garveyism Penetrates the Jim Crow South; Opposition to the Southern Wing of the Unia; Conclusion; Chapter Two: "We Are Constantly on the Firing Line": The Garvey Movement in New Orleans, 1920-1935; The Founding of the New Orleans Unia; The Search for Economic Independece; The Social World of New Orleans Garveyism A Movement in Crisis: New Orleans Garveyism, the 1922 Convention, and the Eason ControversyLocal Response to Eason's Death; The Revitalization of a Movement; New Orleans Garveyites and Community Activism, 1927-1930; The Opening of the Unia Free Community Medical Clinic; Educating the Masses; The Great Depression and the Decline of New Orleans Garveyism; Conclusion; Chapter Three: "I Am a Stranger Here": Bahamians and the Garvey Movement in Miami, Florida, 1920-1933; The Founding of the Miami Unia; The Expansion of Miami Garveyism; Miami Garveyites Struggle for Economic Independence White Opposition to the UniaShifting Political Perspectives and the Question of African Repatriation, 1925-1930; The Great Depression and the Collapse of the Miami Unia; Conclusion; Figures; Chapter Four: Virginian Garveyism, 1918-1942; Hampton Roads, Virginia: The Birthplace of Southern Garveyism; Virginia Garveyism and the Postwar Recession; New Strategies: Garveyites, White Colonizationists, and the African Repatriation Movement; Conclusion; Chapter Five: Life after the Garvey Movement; Notes; Bibliography; Index

The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South provides the first detailed examination of the Universal Negro Improvement Association''s rise, maturation, and eventual decline in the urban South between 1918 and 1942. It examines the ways in which Southern black workers fused locally-based traditions, ideologies, and strategies of resistance with the Pan-African agenda of the UNIA to create a dynamic and multifaceted movement. A testament to the multidimensionality of black political subjectivity, Southern Garveyites fashioned a politics reflective of their international, regional, and local attachments. Moving beyond the usual focus on New York and the charismatic personality of Marcus Garvey, this book situates black workers at the center of its analysis and aims to provide a much-needed grassroots perspective on the Garvey movement. More than simply providing a regional history of one of the most important Pan-African movements of the twentieth century, The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South demonstrates the ways in which racial, class, and spatial dynamics resulted in complex, and at times competing articulations of black nationalism.

9781135913038 202.50 (NL),168.75 (3U)


African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Black nationalism -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
City and town life -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 -- Political and social views.
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Universal Negro Improvement Association.


Electronic books.

E185.97.G3 H37 2014

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