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POSC 275: Black Radical Political Thought, 1919-1969

Professor Charisse Burden-Stelly-spring 2019


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E184.5 - E185.98
African Americans in United States history
HC10-HN1085 Economic history and conditions
HN1-HN995 Social History and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.
HX1-HX970.7 Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.
JC11-JC605 Political Theory
JK1-JK9993 Political Institutions and public administration (United States)

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