The "Long Movement" as Vampire: Temporal and Spatial Fallacies in Recent Black Freedom Studies

  title={The "Long Movement" as Vampire: Temporal and Spatial Fallacies in Recent Black Freedom Studies},
  author={Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua and Clarence Lang},
  journal={Journal of African American History},
  • Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Clarence Lang
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of African American History
  • Over the past three decades, scholarship on postwar African American social movements became a mature, well-rounded area of study with different interpretative schools and conflicting theoretical frameworks.1 However, recently, the complexity generated by clashing interpretations has eroded as a new paradigm has become hegemonic. Since the publication of Freedom North by Jeanne F. Theoharis and Komozi Woodard, the "Long Movement" has emerged as the dominant theoretical interpretation of the… CONTINUE READING


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