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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

W.E.B. Du Bois Department

Ernest Allen, Jr., Professor Emeritus

328 New Africa House



Office Hours: by appointment only



Recent Work

1. "The New Negro: Explorations in Identity and Social Consciousness, 1910-1922," in 1915: The Cultural Moment, ed. Adele Heller and Lois Rudnick (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991), 48-68.

2. "Ever Feeling One's Twoness: 'Double Ideals' and 'Double Consciousness' in The Souls of Black Folk," Contributions in Black Studies 9/10 (1990-1992): 55-69; rpt. in Critique of Anthropology 12 (September 1992): 261-75.

3. "Race and Gender Stereotyping in the Thomas Confirmation Hearings," Black Scholar 22 (Winter 1991-Spring 1992): 13-15; rpt. in Court of Appeal: The Black Community Speaks Out on the Racial and Sexual Politics of Thomas vs. Hill, ed. Robert Chrisman and Robert Allen (New York: Ballantine, 1992), 25-28; and in Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America - An Anthology, eds. Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen (New York: Ballantine, 1995), 365-68.

4. "When Japan Was 'Champion of the Darker Races': Satokata Takahashi and the Flowering of Black Messianic Nationalism," Black Scholar 24 (Winter 1994): 23-46.

5. "Toward A 'More Perfect Union': A Commingling of Constitutional Ideals and Christian Precepts," Black Scholar 25 (Fall 1995): 27-34.

6. "Waiting for Tojo: The Pro-Japan Vigil of Black Missourians, 1932-1943," Gateway Heritage 16 (Fall 1995): 38-55.

7. "Making the Strong Survive: The Contours and Contradictions of Message Rap," in Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture, ed. William Eric Perkins (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996), 159-91.

8. "On the Reading of Riddles: Rethinking Du Boisian 'Double Consciousness'," in Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy, ed. Lewis R. Gordon (New York and London: Routledge, 1996), 49-68.

9. "Religious Heterodoxy and Nationalist Tradition: The Continuing Evolution of the Nation of Islam," Black Scholar 26 (Fall-Winter 1996): 2-34; rpt. in New Trends and Developments in the World of Islam, ed. Peter B. Clarke (London: Luzac Oriental, 1998), 313-52.

10. "Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Continuing Evolution of the Nation of Islam," in The Farrakhan Factor: African-American Writers on Leadership, Nationhood, and Minister Louis Farrakhan, ed. Amy Alexander (New York: Grove Press, 1998), 52-102; rvsn. of "Religious Heterodoxy and Nationalist Tradition."

11. "Identity and Destiny: The Formative Views of the Moorish Science Temple and the Nation of Islam," in Muslims on the Americanization Path?, eds. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and John L. Esposito (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), 163-214.

12. with Robert Chrisman, "Ten Reasons: A Response to David Horowitz," Black Scholar 31 (Summer 2001): 49-55. [html file]

13. "Du Boisian Double Consciousness: The Unsustainable Argument," Massachusetts Review 43 (Summer 2002): 217-53.; rpt. in Black Scholar 33 (Summer 2003): 25-43.