Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism: From the Colonial Background through the Ascendancy of Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Black Lives Matter
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The goal of Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism: From the Colonial Background through the Ascendancy of Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Black Lives Matter is so students, teachers, professors, and laypersons become more intellectually enhanced and historically enlightened. By examining the United States Supreme Court and its decisions on race through a theoretical lens, students are able to use this history as a compass to explore and compare other social categories such as gender and class.
Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism can be used in a wide variety of general education courses that establish learning outcomes requiring students to be able to describe American slavery, American constitutionalism, historical construction of race/class/gender, and to develop a critical perspective on the practice of a multicultural society.
Black Marxism and American Constitutionalism hopes to help Americans understand that the Myrdalian gap (rank order of discrimination) can only be shrunk or eliminated by an informed, proactive, and educated citizenry. This book seeks to be that educative variable.
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The Colonial Background
Ideology, the American Revolution, and Constitutional Slavery
Law of Slavery, Law of Freedom: 1820–1860
Reconstruction, Reform, and the Retreat from the Revolution in Race Relations
The Supreme Court’s Legitimation of the Compromise of 1877
Plessy v. Ferguson: Anatomy of Legal Hegemony
The Problem of the Twentieth Century Is the Problem of the Color Line
The New Deal, F.D.R., and the New Mood in Black Leadership and Litigation Before the Supreme Court
Congressional Labor Mandates, Executive Orders, The Supreme Court, and the Concept of Equal Employment
The American Dilemma, White Racism, and Equalitarian Labor Legislation
Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Strategies for Liberation
The Supreme Court and the Civil Rights Movement Era
The Hegemonic Racial American Culture, Criminal Justice, and Black Lives Matter
Critical Thinking and Interpretive Essays
Malik Simba received his B.A. in History and Philosophy from University of Southern Colorado-Pueblo, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Constitutional History from the University of Minnesota. His doctoral work also included course work in the History of African Peoples Program. He has held professorships in the departments of history at State University of New York at Binghamton and Clarion University in Pennsylvania. Presently, he is a senior professor and past chair of the History Department (2000-2003) and current Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program at California State University-Fresno. Dr. Simba was awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1979, 1987, and 1990. He serves on the Boards of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at California State University-Fresno and Blackpast.org, the "google" of the African American experience.
Dr. Simba's publications include entries in the Encyclopedia of African History, Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, W. E. B. Du Bois Encyclopedia, Malcolm X Encyclopedia, African American Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion, and the Historical Dictionary of Civil Rights. Additionally, Dr. Simba has published the definitive analysis of race and law using critical legal theory in his "Gong Lum v. Rice: The Convergence of Law, Race, and Ethnicity" in American Mosaic. His essay, "J.A. Rogers: The Forgotten Contributions of a Pioneer Self-Trained Black Historian" appeared in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History. His essay, ''The Obama Campaign 2008: A Historical Overview," appeared in the Western Journal of Black Studies. His co-authored essay, "Historiography Against History: The Propaganda of History and the Struggle over the Hearts and Minds of Black Folk," was recently published in the journal Socialism and Democracy. Dr. Simba's other published works include book reviews in the Chicago Tribune, Focus on Law Studies, Journal of Southwest Georgia History and Western Legal History.