346 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 9 halftones
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3455-5
Published: October 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3454-8
Published: October 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3456-2
Published: September 2017
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Awards & distinctions
Pauli Murray Book Prize, African American Intellectual History Society
By mapping the history and intellectual trajectory of the Liberator and its thinkers, Tinson traces black intellectual history beyond black power and black nationalism into an internationalism that would shape radical thought for decades to come.
About the Author
Christopher M. Tinson is associate professor of Africana studies and history at Hampshire College.
For more information about Christopher M. Tinson, visit the Author Page.
“Christopher Tinson’s important new book. . . spotlights one critical organ of the African-American left during the tumultuous Civil Rights and Black Power eras.”--Jacobin Magazine
“Radical Intellect offers a valuable cultural and intellectual history of black radicalism and global freedom struggles in the 1960s.”--H-Net Reviews
“With Radical Intellect, Tinson has offered a compelling portrait of an intellectual and political community in struggle. He has filled a hole in our knowledge about the black liberation movement as we search for more inclusive narratives and more dynamic chronologies.”--American Historical Review
“An illuminating, nuanced, and beautifully written history that explores community-based print culture as a critical nexus for black radicalism in the 1960s and 1970s. This brilliant book brings into focus a world of political and cultural work that was local and transnational, Pan-African, black nationalist, feminist, and rooted in a tradition of labor radicalism. A core text for those studying histories of freedom struggle.”--Jennifer Guglielmo, author of Living the Revolution
“In Radical Intellect, we finally have the riveting story of the Liberator magazine that not only created critical thinking space but also fashioned the crucial platform for ideological conversations in the 1960s black revolt, debating the burning issue of revolution. Now students of black revolt can comprehend the fabric of black radicalism by examining these neglected threads of black liberation, black arts renaissance, and anti-colonialism. Christopher Tinson joins the young lions in forging the new paradigm of black freedom studies: Bravo!”--Komozi Woodard, author of A Nation within a Nation
"Radical Intellect is an outstanding contribution to the history of the radical intellectual work that served as a crucial component of Black Power and radical politics throughout the 1960s. Christopher Tinson creates a superbly rich history of the Liberator magazine, as well as the many personalities and organizations that interacted with this important publication. This is a fine addition to a dynamic body of scholarship on Black Power."—Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, University of Connecticut, author of Black Power