The Great Wells Of Democracy (Paperback)

The Meaning Of Race In American Life

By Manning Marable

Civitas Books, 9780465043941, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2003

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Description

In his boldest and most accessible book to date, Manning Marable lays out a new way to think about the past and the future of race in America. Exploding traditional lines of left and right, Marable stakes out such controversial and seemingly incompatible positions as the re-enfranchisement of felons, state support for faith-based institutions, reparations for slavery that systematically inject capital into the black community, and a reconfiguration of racial identities that accounts for the increasingly multi-racial nature of our society. He exhorts us to construct a new political language and practical public policies to bridge the racial divide--so that we do no less than reinvent the democratic project called America.


About the Author

Manning Marable is Professor of History, Political Science, and Public Policy, at Columbia University. Marable lives in New York City.