The Other Special Relationship : Race, Rights, and Riots in Britain and the United States

By: Kelley, Robin D. GContributor(s): Tuck, StephenMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandContemporary Black History: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: 1 online resource (264 p.)ISBN: 9781137392701Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | Blacks -- Civil rights -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Great Britain -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | Racism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Other Special Relationship : Race, Rights, and Riots in Britain and the United StatesDDC classification: 323.1196073 LOC classification: DA125.A1 -- .O84 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 "U.S. Negroes, Your Fight is Our Fight": Black Britons and the 1963 March on Washington -- 2 "Black Was the Colour of Our Fight": The Transnational Roots of British Black Power -- Individual Life A Black Englishman in the Heart of the Confederacy: The Transnational Life of Paul Stephenson -- 3 Caribbean Left: Diasporic Circulation -- 4 Scholar-Activist St. Clair Drake and the Transatlantic World of Black Radicalism -- Individual Life "We All Became Black": Tony Soares, African-American Internationalists, and Anti-imperialism
5 A Heavy Load: The American Civil Rights Movement and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement -- 6 Containing Racism? The London Experience, 1957-1968* -- Individual Life From Manchester to Monroe: The Unexpected Journey of Constance Lever -- 7 "Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us": Calypso in the Age of Decolonization and Civil Rights -- 8 Stax, Subcultures, and Civil Rights: Young Britain and the Politics of Soul Music in the 1960s -- Individual Life From Guy Warren to Kofi Ghanaba: A Life of Transatlantic (Dis)Connections
9 Violence at Desmond's Hip City: Gender and Soul Power in London -- 10 Brotherhood, Betrayal, and Rivers of Blood: Southern Segregationists and British Race Relations -- Notes on Contributors -- Index
Summary: The diplomatic ""special relationship"" between the US and UK has received much attention from historians, while their shared history of racial inequality and civil rights struggles have been relatively understudied. This collection explores this other ""special relationship,"" expanding our historical understanding of the global civil rights movement.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 "U.S. Negroes, Your Fight is Our Fight": Black Britons and the 1963 March on Washington -- 2 "Black Was the Colour of Our Fight": The Transnational Roots of British Black Power -- Individual Life A Black Englishman in the Heart of the Confederacy: The Transnational Life of Paul Stephenson -- 3 Caribbean Left: Diasporic Circulation -- 4 Scholar-Activist St. Clair Drake and the Transatlantic World of Black Radicalism -- Individual Life "We All Became Black": Tony Soares, African-American Internationalists, and Anti-imperialism

5 A Heavy Load: The American Civil Rights Movement and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement -- 6 Containing Racism? The London Experience, 1957-1968* -- Individual Life From Manchester to Monroe: The Unexpected Journey of Constance Lever -- 7 "Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us": Calypso in the Age of Decolonization and Civil Rights -- 8 Stax, Subcultures, and Civil Rights: Young Britain and the Politics of Soul Music in the 1960s -- Individual Life From Guy Warren to Kofi Ghanaba: A Life of Transatlantic (Dis)Connections

9 Violence at Desmond's Hip City: Gender and Soul Power in London -- 10 Brotherhood, Betrayal, and Rivers of Blood: Southern Segregationists and British Race Relations -- Notes on Contributors -- Index

The diplomatic ""special relationship"" between the US and UK has received much attention from historians, while their shared history of racial inequality and civil rights struggles have been relatively understudied. This collection explores this other ""special relationship,"" expanding our historical understanding of the global civil rights movement.

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Robin D. G. Kelley is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, USA. He is the author of the prize-winning books Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press, 2009)and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2002). Stephen Tuck is University Lecturer in American History and a tutor and fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford University, UK. He is the author of the prize-winning books We Ain't What We Ought To Be: The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama (Harvard University Press, 2010) and Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980 (University of Georgia Press, 2003).

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