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Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

Jeffrey B. Perry

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Paper, 624 pages, 43 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-231-13911-3
$28.00 / £19.50

vol. 1
November, 2008
Cloth, 624 pages, 43 illus.
ISBN: 978-0-231-13910-6
$85.00 / £58.50

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgments

A Note on Usage


Part I. Intellectual Growth and Development

1. Crucian Roots (1883–1900)

2. Self-Education, Early Writings, and the Lyceums (1900–1907)

3. In Full-Touch with the Life of My People (1907–1909)

4. Secular Thought, Radical Critiques, and Criticism of Booker T. Washington (1905–1911)

Part II. Socialist Radical

5. Hope in Socialism (1911)

6. Socialist Writer and Speaker (1912)

7. Dissatisfaction with the Party (1913–1914)

8. Toward Independence (1914–1915)

Part III. The "New Negro Movement"

9. Focus on Harlem: The Birth of the "New Negro Movement" (1915–1917)

10. Founding the Liberty League and The Voice (April–September 1917)

11. Race-Conscious Activism and Organizational Difficulties (August–December 1917)

12. The Liberty Congress and the Resurrection of The Voice (January–July 1918)

Appendix: Harrison on His Character



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About the Author

Jeffrey B. Perry is an independent scholar of the working class formally educated at Princeton, Harvard, Rutgers, and Columbia University. Perry preserved and inventoried the Hubert H. Harrison papers (now at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library) and is the editor of A Hubert Harrison Reader. He is also literary executor for Theodore W. Allen and edited and introduced Allen's Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race.

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