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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2009

HIS 389 • Black Political Economy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39445 -TBA


Course Description

African Americans have made significant contributions to this nation's history. Yet, if, as former President Calvin Coolidge said, The Business of America is Business,

Research paper topics will proceed from a historical assessment of any of the above within context of the Black Political Economy, using as a construct, race, class and state in an analysis of that topic.


Andrews, Marcellus, Political Economy of Hope and Fear, Capitalism and the Black Condition in America Berlin, Ira, Slaves, Without Masters; The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. Bundles, A'Leila, On Her Own Ground: the Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker Dawson, Michael, Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies Henderson, Alexa Benson, Atlanta Life Insurance Company: Guardians of Black Economic Dignity Harris-Lacewell , Melissa V., Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought Herman, Janet Sharp, Pursuit of a Dream Katznelson, Ira, When Affirmative Action Was White: Untold History Racial Inequality 20th Century America Johnson, John H. and Lerone Bennett, Succeeding Against the Odds Kelley, Norman, ed. R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music Koger, Larry, Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860 Loewen, James, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism Kenzer, Robert C. Enterprising Southerners: Black Economic Success in North Carolina, 1865-1915 Marable, Manning, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Updated Edition Massey, Douglas and Nancy Denton, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass Rhoden, William, Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete, Thomas, Lamont D. Paul Cuffee, Black Entrepreneur and Pan-Africanist Schweningner, Loren, Black Property Owners in the South, 1790-1915. Walker, Juliet E. K., FREE FRANK: A BLACK PIONEER ON THE ANTEBELLUM FRONTIER Walker, Juliet E. K. The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship Weems, Robert E. Desegregating the Dollar: African American Consumerism in the 20th Century


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