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Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt


Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for generations. Historically maligned by their peers and by the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black intellectuals have found their work misused, ignored, or discarded. Black intellectuals have also been reductively placed into one or two main categories: they are usually deemed liberal or, less frequently, as conservative. This book explores several prominent intellectuals, from left-leaning leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois to conservative intellectuals like Thomas Sowell, from well-known black fe ... More

Keywords: black intellectualism, black intellectuals, W. E. B. Du Bois, Thomas Sowell, Patricia Hill Collins, Claudia Jones, black intellectual thought, intellectual tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496813657
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian D. Behnken, editor
Iowa State University

Gregory D. Smithers, editor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Simon Wendt, editor
University of Frankfurt

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