This work centers on philosophy of history and political economy. Globalization is writ large. Civilizational historicism is a worldview which affirms the reality of social laws. It is an explanatory model which highlights political economy. The eradication of white supremacy globally would enable real emancipation for the black world and parity for African Americans. Civilizational historicism posits race, instead of class, religion or culture, as the key historical construct. Race is conceived as a historical artifact, not a biological hypothesis. Race is a made-in-America potency which determines how African Americans are treated. From the holocaust of black enslavement sprang the oppressive racial interdependence between blacks and whites, past and present. The staged incremental progress African Americans are alleged to have benefited from is, in fact, a contingency-rooted, episodic modernization of second-class citizenship, the kernel of which has remained stable, despite civil rights concessions.
excerpt from African World Press web page.
Clarence J. Munford is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Guelph, and a specialist in Black Studies. He is is an African American scholar whose teaching career since 1959 has included universities in Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. In 1991 The Mellen Press published his Black Ordeal, a study of early black enslavement in the Caribbean, in three volumes. He was the recipient of the African Heritage Studies Association Book Award in 1997 and 2002. Munford’s works were the subject of comprehensive analysis in Volume 34, No. 3 of the journal Black Scholar. His efforts in this century’s first decade include the Eminent Speakers’ Series address, “Race, Reparations and the Future of the Black World,” March 21, 2002, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
excerpt from African World Press web page