Unabridged version of The Mis Education of the Negro, by Carter Godwin Woodson, offered here for chump change An underappreciated classic, anyone studying influence, the psychology of persuasion, or social controls would do well to study this book.Woodson states it straight and deserves greater study by all in power, When you control a mans thinking you do not have to worry about his actions You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder He will find his proper place and will stay in it.For those that read The Art of War, The Prince, Meditations, or How to Win Friends and Influence People, this book, The Mis Education of the Negro, should be added to their book shelf of classicsContentsForeword 3Preface 3Chapter I The Seat of the Trouble 5Chapter II How We Missed the Mark 7Chapter III How We Drifted Away from the Truth 10Chapter IV Education Under Outside Control 13Chapter V The Failure to Learn to Make a Living 16Chapter VI The Educated Negro Leaves the Masses 21Chapter VII Dissension and Weakness 24Chapter VIII Professional Education Discouraged 28Chapter IX Political Education Neglected 31Chapter X The Loss of Vision 35Chapter XI The Need for Service Rather than Leadership 40Chapter XII Hirelings in the Places of Public Servants 43Chapter XIII Understand the Negro 47Chapter XIV The New Program 51Chapter XV Vocational Guidance 55Chapter XVI The New Type of Professional Man Required 60Chapter XVII Higher Strivings in the Service of the Country 63Chapter XVIII The Study of the Negro 66Appendix 68...
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|Publisher||:||Chump Change Chump Change ed edition April 24, 2017|
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The Mis-Education of the Negro (Chump Change Edition) Reviews
I got this book to read and also purchased the audible version and have discovered it is the missing piece of my own education. I played the audible version several times as it goes rapid pace but was convenient. It is sad to discover that many of Carter Goodwin Woodson's fears have been and continue to be realised in the racial disparity widely noted against the black skin worldwide. Although Mr. Woodson concentrated his criticism on the American social structure of his time, one of his truisms (shortened for this review) plays out daily in today's social responses: “If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions ... and if you can make a man believe that he is justly an outcast, you don’t have to order him to the back door, he will go to the back door on his own and if there is no back door, the very nature of the man will demand that you build one.” Carter G. Woodson was not fully appreciated for his contributions whether some of those were impractical or not and that is not surprising; most brilliant minds are revered posthumously (and perhaps never fully understood). As the son of a slave one must admire Mr. Woodson's capacity to rise above his circumstances as well as his ability to see the issues that plague black people with laser-like accuracy. When reading this book, the reader can only but shake their head in silent acknowledgment of the truths stated therein. Another book that won't find its way into the general / 'public' library of American literature but which should be read by anybody trying to unravel the reasons black progress appears at times to be constantly stymied.
This is not the original publication of this book! It also does not state state which version or publication it is so buyer beware. When compared to the original publication in 1933 its is not in any way similar. I would not recommend it. I would instead recommend going to your local bookstore for a real copy of Woodson work, this is a fabrication.
Our schools sytems will never put this on the packet reading lists. WE SHOULD. This book should be on every black persons shelf NOT TO JUST COLLECT DUST. An eye opener and informative. Now what are we going to do about this dilemma now that we can identify it and counter it? Something they really and truly fear. If we can get past our own fear distrust and envy of our fellow brothers ans sisters.
This book could have been written as an indictment of some contemporary school districts. Carter G. Woodson had a crystal clear understanding as to how the educational system of his time period was failing to properly educate young black children. This was written during the early part of the twentieth century, barely two generations after the abolition of slavery. Everything was an uphill struggle, but most blacks knew that without a decent education, there was no way black people could advance as a group. He points out in his book the many systemic factors that lent itself to the intentional miseducation of the children of color in the public school system. A fascinating work, and still timely, considering the problems that the public school system is still having nationwide, especially in the urban areas.
Every Black Person in America NEEDS to read this book a few times and regularly. Although written many years ago, it hits the nail of the head. This book will help you understand the internalized racism that we as African-Americans suffer; but more importantly, it provides a catalyst for healing the wounds of internalized racism. Please read it!
Where was this book when I was going to school from 1950-62? I could not put it down once I began to read it, because it reminded me of so much of what I needed in my growth and developement was not made available to me as a young person of color growing up in a segregated society, and many of those who think that we have arrived at a color-blind point in America need to read this book, and then compare it to what is happening with us today. The author was relevent then in his revelations and in his effort to open eyes and minds to the lack of knowledge of self, and is more relevent now, because, too many educated people of color find it even harder to succeed in today's job market and the available employment opportunities. We still allow others to control almost every aspect of our lives, including what we are to learn, think, and accept from the world in which we live and the institutions which influences the minds of our children. Morover, we continue to consume more of what others produce for us than what we produce for ourselves. It is time we become producers and traders of goods and services in this nation and in our communities, and we should insist that our children be taught skills that will help them to become self-sufficient and self-reliant. A college education means nothing if you cannot do more than just make a living, and if what you have studied is not marketable for more than teaching the same to someone else. Help someone to learn to produce something or provide a service that is needed by others in a world that is forever changing.
it's formatted like an e-book but one of my questions is is it like the first edition? That part I'm not sure of as it doesn't specify in the book or the ad. It's not a big paperback like I expected it to be but maybe that's because I expected it and it wasn't a big book to begin with. EDIT: I got a hold of the publishers of this book and this book is not abridged also IT IS TAKEN FROM THE FIRST EDITION/PUBLISHING WITH NO EDITS OR OMISSIONS .
Basically, I was just re-purchasing a classic that I had already owned, but had degenerated. The education expounded on from Dr. Woodson is timeless, as he explains how African Americans have been deprived & misinformed of their real history in the American education system. It challenges you to do your own independent reading, as it basically enforces the notion of thinking for self. At times, it entices you to challenge a lot of what you have learned over the years in your respective history classes.