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Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) was a first-generation Chinese American author, philosopher, and social activist. She is the subject of the 2013 film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Robim D. G. Kelley is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is näytä lisää author of numerous books, including Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Grace Lee Boggs, 2012, by Kyle McDonald (CC-BY-2.0) via Wikimedia Commons

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The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Avustaja — 237 kappaletta

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More than thirty yrears of experience in the labor, radical, and black movements in the United States area distilled by the authors in these pages. 'We have written this book,' they say in their preface, 'for those Americans of our time who have become aware of the need for profound and drastic changes in this county, who want to do something to improve human life and are ready to dedicate their lives to this goal, but who are unable to see a path, a direction for their dedication; who are convinced that they must do something of a sustained character to change this country if they are to realize their own human identitiy and if this country is ever to get back on the human road, but who are not sure whether what they are now doing is helpful or futile, relevant or irrelevant.'

'The author of the American Revolution and Racism and Class Struggle, Alabama-born black writer James Boggs, and New England-born Grace Boggs (the daughter of Chinese emigrants) survey the Russian, Chinese, Portuguese Guinean and Vietnamese revolutions from their Marxist-activist perspectives. Out of their long experience in American labor and civil rights movements they write with an objectivity (and a sense of the cultural depths out of which permanent social change must grow) that lifts their book beyond mere ideological polemics. Every revolution is unique, in their view, and none can be taken for a model. The second half of their book examines American history in terms of class struggle, taking the long view that the poor and the blacks can liberate themselves 'only by liberating American society as a whole.' A stimulating book.'-Publishers Weekly.

Contents

Preface
1 Revolution and Evolution
2 Revisiting the Russian Revolution
3 The Chinese Revolution: Putting Politices in Command
4 The Liberation of Guine: Buliding as We Fight
5 People's War in Vietnam
6 Dialectics and Revolution
7 Rediscovering the American Past
8 A Unique Stage in Human Development
9 Changing Concepts for Changing Realities
10 Correcting Mistaken Ideas About War, Work, Welfare, Women
… (lisätietoja)
 
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AikiBib | May 29, 2022 |
Grace Boggs gives the reader an inside view of not only the Civil Rights Movement, but of the struggle to rebuild Detroit through grassroots efforts. I agree with other reviewers that it is more of a history than an autobiography. I also feel that Grace Boggs writes more about other people's efforts than about her own. I hope that somebody else will come forward to write more closely about Grace's role in all the causes she fought for and still fights for, even at the age of 100.
 
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Marietje.Halbertsma | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 9, 2022 |
She concentrates on her political relationships with people, including her husband Jimmy Lee Boggs. I would have liked to have known more about the personal dynamics of some of her relationships over the years. Still, an interesting read and an eye-opener of Detroit activism and organizing from the civil rights era to the present.
 
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VikkiLaw | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 4, 2013 |

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