Up South

Up South documents the efforts of Philadelphia's Black Power activists to construct a vital and effective social movement combining analyses of racism with a program of grassroots community organizing in the context of the failure of civil rights liberalism to deliver on its promise of racial equality.

Up South
Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia

Matthew J. Countryman

2005 | 432 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $24.95
American History | African-American/African Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Liberalism, Civil Rights, and Black Nationalism in the Urban North

PART I. RACE, RIGHTS, AND POSTWAR LIBERALISM
1. Civil Rights Liberalism in Philadelphia
2. The Other Philadelphia Story

PART II. A NORTHERN PROTEST MOVEMENT
3. Don't Buy Where You Can't Work	
4. A False Democracy
5. Black Power and the Organizing Tradition

PART III. BLACK POWER IN THE POSTINDUSTRIAL CITY
6. Community Control of the Schools
7. The Gender Politics of Movement Leadership
8. From Protest to Politics

Conclusion
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments