Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey / Colin Grant
- Grant, Colin, 1961-
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Physical Description:
- 530 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Prologue : a premature death -- Bury the dead and take care of the living -- Almost an Englishman -- In the company of Negroes -- An ebony orator in Harlem -- No flag but the Stars and Stripes-- and possibly the Union Jack -- If we must die -- How to manufacture a traitor -- Harlem speaks for scattered Ethiopia -- Flyin' home on the Black Star Line -- A star in the storm -- He who plays the king -- Last stop Liberia -- Not to mention his colour -- Behold the demagogue or misunderstood messiah -- Caging the tiger -- Into the furnace -- Silence Mr. Garvey -- Gone to foreign.
- Marcus Mosiah Garvey was once the most famous black man on earth. A brilliant orator who electrified his audiences, he inspired thousands to join his "Back to Africa" movement, aiming to create an independent homeland through Pan-African emigration--yet he was barred from the continent by colonial powers. This self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry fired the imagination of his followers. At the pinnacle of his fame in the early 1920s, Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association boasted millions of members in more than forty countries, and he was an influential champion of the Harlem Renaissance. J. Edgar Hoover was so alarmed by Garvey that he labored for years to prosecute him, finally using dubious charges for which Garvey served several years in an Atlanta prison. This biography restores Garvey to his place as one of the founders of black nationalism and a key figure of the 20th century.--From publisher description.
- 9780195367942 (alk. paper) and 0195367944 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -464) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Worthington Scranton copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20089.
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