328 pages; paperback; 2014; $40
Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the union of cooperative groups and African American history, we are missing a piece of history that could change the script of the past and for the future.
Collective Courage begins with a history of early African American cooperative roots followed by the development of cooperatives in the twentieth century and finishes with current practices and twenty-first century solutions. With the use of newspapers, journals, articles of incorporation, memoirs and much more, author Nembhard brings life and story to a part of history that has all but been forgotten.
As the book description explains, “Adding the cooperative movement to Black history results in a retelling of the African American experience, with an increased understanding of African American collective economic agency and grassroots economic organizing.”
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