Adolph Reed

Adolph Reed

Professor Emeritus


Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 327

Professor Reed's research interests include American and Afro-American politics and political thought; urban politics, and American political development.

Recent publications include: 

  • ''Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals," in Harper's Magazine. (link)
  • An exchange concerning the American left in The American Prospect with Bill Meyerson (Meyerson: link) (Reed response: link). 
  • An interview with Bill Moyers on "The Surrender of American liberals." (link
  • A podcast interview with Dissent Magazine's "Belabored". (link
Office Hours
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:45-2:45PM
Courses Taught
  • Race and 20th-Century American Political Social Thought
  • Power, Culture, and American Cities
  • Labor and the Left in Postwar American Politics
Selected Publications

Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (with Kenneth W. Warren, et al, Paradigm Press, 2010)

Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and the Retreat from Racial Equality (editor, Westview Press, 2001)
(Buy this book online)

Class Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene (The New Press, 2000)
(Buy this book from the publisher)

Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (University of Minnesota Press, 1999)
(Buy this book from the publisher)

W.E.B. Dubois and American Political Thought: Fabianism and the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 1997)
(Buy this book from the publisher)

The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics (Yale University Press, 1986)

Race, Politics, and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s (editor) (Greenwood Press, 1986)

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