Negro with a Hat (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
544
Utgivningsdatum
2010-04-01
Förlag
OUP USA
Illustrationer
35 halftones on 16 pages
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 31 mm
Vikt
771 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780195393095
Negro with a Hat (häftad)

Negro with a Hat

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey

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This groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows, Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays. Above all, he was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry evoked a lost African civilization and fired the imagination of his followers. Negro With a Hat
restores Garvey to his place as one of the founders of black nationalism and a key figure of the 20th century.
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The story of Marcus Garvey, the charismatic and tireless black leader who had a meteoric rise and fall in the late 1910s and early '20s, makes for enthralling reading, and Garvey has found an engaging and objective biographer in Colin Grant.... Grant's book is not all politics, ideology, money and lawsuits. It is also an engrossing social history.... Negro With a Hat is an achievement on a scale Garvey might have appreciated.

Dazzling, definitive biography of the controversial activist who led the 1920s 'Back to Africa' movement.... Grant's learned passion for his subject shimmers on every page. A riveting and well-wrought volume that places Garvey solidly in the pantheon of important 20th-century black leaders.

This splendid book is certain to become the definitive biography. Garvey was a dreamer and a doer; Grant captures the fascination of both."

Grant's strength lies in his ability to re-create political moods and offer compelling sketches of colorful individuals and their organizations.... An engaging and readable introduction to a complicated and contentious historical actor who, in his time, possessed a unique capacity to inspire devotion and hatred, adulation and fear.

A monumental, nuanced and broadly sympathetic portrait.

A searching, vivid, and (as the title suggests) complex account of Garvey's short but consequential life.

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Prologue: A Premature Death; Chapter One: Bury the Dead and Take Care of the Living; Chapter Two: Almost an Englishman; Chapter Three: In the Company of Negroes; Chapter Four: An Ebony Orator in Harlem; Chapter Five: No Flag but the Stars and Stripes - and possibly the Union Jack; Chapter Six: If We Must Die; Chapter Seven: How to Manufacture a Traitor; Chapter Eight: Harlem Speaks for Scattered Ethiopia; Chapter Nine: Flyin' Home on the Black Star Line; Chapter Ten: A Star in the Storm; Chapter Eleven: He Who Plays the King; Chapter Twelve: Last Stop Liberia; Chapter Thirteen: Not to Mention his Colour; Chapter Fourteen: Behold the Demagogue or Misunderstood Messiah; Chapter Fifteen: Caging the Tiger; Chapter Sixteen: Into the Furnace; Chapter Seventeen: Silence Mr. Garvey; Chapter Eighteen: Gone to Foreign; Epilogue