By Kersuze Simeon-Jones
Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora within the 19th and 20th Centuries examines the literary events of the black Diaspora, courting from the 19th to the 20th century, in terms of the sociopolitical events. The e-book makes a speciality of the philosophies of schooling embedded in the literary and sociopolitical strategies of every move: Pan-Africanism, Garveyism, IndigZnisme, New Negro Renaissance, NZgritude and the Afrocriollo pursuits.
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Kellas, The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991) 2–3. 9. Hans Kohn, The Idea of Nationalism (1944); Balandier Georges, “Messianism and Nationalism” (1972); E. J. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 1780 (1990); James G. Kellas, The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity (1991). 10. Frères de l’Instruction Chrétienne, Histoire D’Haïti (Port-au-Prince: SaintJoseph, Archevêque, 1942) 114. 11. See David P. Geggus, “Slavery, War, and Revolution in the Greater Caribbean” (1997); Carolyn E.
The intellectuals and activists whom are examined throughout this text include not only formally educated individuals such as Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Jean Price-Mars, and Dr. Anna Julia Cooper, but also autodidacts such as Toussaint Louverture, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X. The intellect and intelligence of those figures made their social and political endeavors conceivable and considerably successful. In Black Intellectuals Banks uses Richard Hofstadter’s definition of the intellect and intelligence— from Hofstadter’s Anti-intellectualism in American Life (1963)—to support his view on black leaders’ social and political achievements: “Intellect is the critical, creative, and contemplative side of mind.