Top Down: The Ford Foundation, Black Power, and the Reinvention of Racial Liberalism

Awards:   Commended for Received honorable mention for the 2014 Canadian Association for American Studies Robert K. Martin Prize 2021 Winner of Received honorable mention for the 2014 Canadian Association for American Studies Robert K. Martin Prize.
Author:   Karen Ferguson
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
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9780812245264


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   27 June 2013
Format:   Hardback
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  • Commended for Received honorable mention for the 2014 Canadian Association for American Studies Robert K. Martin Prize 2021
  • Winner of Received honorable mention for the 2014 Canadian Association for American Studies Robert K. Martin Prize.

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Author:   Karen Ferguson
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Imprint:   University of Pennsylvania Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.676kg
ISBN:  

9780812245264


ISBN 10:   0812245261
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   27 June 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I. SIZING UP THE URBAN CRISIS Chapter 1. Modernizing Migrants Chapter 2. The Social Development Solution PART II. TRANSFORMING THE GHETTO Chapter 3. Developmental Separatism and Community Control Chapter 4. Black Power and the End of Community Action PART III. CULTIVATING LEADERSHIP Chapter 5. Multiculturalism from Above Chapter 6. The Best and the Brightest Epilogue. The Diminishing Expectations of Racial Liberalism Notes Index Acknowledgments

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Vigorously argued and thoroughly grounded in research from the extensive Ford Foundation archives, this important book carefully traces the roots of the Foundation's 'developmental separatism' as well as the evolving contours of social and political thought within the black public sphere, effectively putting the two forms of separatism in dialogue with one another. -Alice O'Connor, University of California, Santa Barbara Karen Ferguson's Top Down is a provocative and often brilliant history of the single most important philanthropic institution in the long civil rights era. The Ford Foundation and similar philanthropies, she argues compellingly, shaped Black Power and other radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s. -Felicia Kornbluh, University of Vermont


Received Honorable Mention for the 2014 Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Book by the Canadian Association for American Studies Vigorously argued and thoroughly grounded in research from the extensive Ford Foundation archives, this important book carefully traces the roots of the Foundation's 'developmental separatism' as well as the evolving contours of social and political thought within the black public sphere, effectively putting the two forms of separatism in dialogue with one another. -Alice O'Connor, University of California, Santa Barbara Karen Ferguson's Top Down is a provocative and often brilliant history of the single most important philanthropic institution in the long civil rights era. The Ford Foundation and similar philanthropies, she argues compellingly, shaped Black Power and other radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s. -Felicia Kornbluh, University of Vermont


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Karen Ferguson is Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University and author of Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta.

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