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"In his readings and critique of Arendt, Adorno, Horkheimer, Myrdal, Cox, DuBois, Frazier, Negritude, and the Black Arts movement King displays a dazzling range of erudition. No historian so far has drawn together an analysis of these diverse scholars and social movements and shown their interconnectedness and divergences. King gets an A+ in my book for breadth of conceptualization and ability to handle so many intellectual trends cogently."—Clarence E. Walker, Professor of History, University of California, Davis

Chapter List

Acknowledgments Introduction Part. I. Analyzing Racism and Anti-Semitism 1. Race, Caste, and Class: Myrdal, Cox, and Du Bois 2. Jean-Paul Sartre and the Creation of the Jew 3. The Europeanization of American Prejudice: Adorno and Horkheimer 4. Hannah Arendt: Race, History, and Humanism Part II. Modernization and Dominated Cultures 5. African American Culture and the Price of Modernization 6. Culture, Accommodation, and Resistance I: Rethinking Elkins's Slavery 7. Culture, Accommodation, and Resistance II: The Eichmann Trial and Jewish Tradition Part III. The Triumph of Cultural Particularism 8. From Roots to Routes: Wright and James 9. Negritude, Colonialism, and Beyond 10. The Cultural Turn: Rediscovering African American Culture in the 1960s Conclusion Notes Index

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