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On the Corner

African American Intellectuals and the Urban Crisis

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674725287

Publication Date: 11/01/2013


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 color illustrations, 6 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. Ghettos of the Mind: Kenneth B. Clark and the Psychology of the Urban Crisis
    • The Cry of the Ghetto
    • Tangle of Pathology
    • To Challenge the Powers That Be
    • A Unifying Theory
  • 2. Be Even Blacker: Amiri Baraka’s Names and Places
    • A Sense of the Prodigal
    • Speaking to Black People
    • Code of Morality
    • Lift Up Yr Self!
    • I Will Create a City!
  • 3. Harlem without Walls: Romare Bearden’s Realism
    • The Negro Artist’s Dilemma
    • To Paint the Life of My People as I Know It
    • Projections
    • To See How Life Can Triumph
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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