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New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975
by William L. Van Deburg
University of Chicago Press, 1992
eISBN: 978-0-226-17235-4 | Paper: 978-0-226-84715-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-84714-6
Library of Congress Classification E185.86.V36 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0496073

The most comprehensive account available of the rise and fall of the Black Power Movement and of its dramatic transformation of both African-American and larger American culture. With a gift for storytelling and an ear for street talk, William Van Deburg chronicles a decade of deep change, from the armed struggles of the Black Panther party to the cultural nationalism of artists and writers creating a new aesthetic. Van Deburg contends that although its tactical gains were sometimes short-lived, the Black Power movement did succeed in making a revolution—one in culture and consciousness—that has changed the context of race in America.

"New Day in Babylon is an extremely intelligent synthesis, a densely textured evocation of one of American history's most revolutionary transformations in ethnic group consciousness."—Bob Blauner, New York Times

Winner of the Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1993
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