The Mind of the Negro An Intellectual History of Afro-Americans Hardcover
Any attempt at writing an intellectual history of the afro-american has as a model such works as Vernon Louis. Parrington's Main Currents in American -t,1 Henry Steele Commager's The American Mind,2 and Wilbur J. Cash's Tbe Mind of The South.3 That the mind of the Negro is not completely subsumed under topics treated by these scholars is predicated on the fact that the afro-american has held a status, hence played a role in the national drama, which is in some ways unique. No other segment of our society was held in chattel slavery for over two centuries, and no other group has been the object of the same brand of segregation and discrimination. Because he has held a unique status, he has an intellectual history which is in a number of ways unique.