Is It Nation Time?

Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.



Is It Nation Time? gathers new and classic essays on the Black Power movement and its legacy by renowned thinkers who deal rigorously and unsentimentally with such issues as the commodification of blackness, the piety of cultural recovery, and class tensions within the movement. For anyone who wants to understand the roots of the complex political and cultural desires of contemporary black America, this will be an essential collection.


...a useful, original, and provocative overview of the historic roots and emergence of black nationalism and Black Power, calling for further historical reconstruction and critical re-examination. - Kevin K. Gaines


Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.