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Racism and The Class Struggle

Racism and The Class Struggle

Further Pages from a Black Worker's Notebook

by James Boggs

Published by: Monthly Review Press

192 pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781583678763
  • Published: February 2020


James Boggs wrestles with the problems of the specific character of American capitalism and American democracy, the historic mission of the black revolution in the United States, and the need for the 1960s black movement to develop theoretically and organizationally. This collection of essays includes Bogg's remarkable "The City Is the Black Man's Land," an article anticipating the black nationalist programs that were to emerge in the later 1960s. Boggs hails the coming of what was at the time the new slogan of the black revolution with an essay called, "Black Power: A Scientific Concept Whose Time Has Come." In further essays, he hammers at his theme of the "second civil war" and black control of the cities. In his concluding piece, written especially for this book, Boggs evaluates and analyzes the movement of the late 1960s and its various groups.