2020 Author's Discussion Series: Benjamin Talton
In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics
In This Land of Plenty presents Congressmen Mickey Leland as the embodiment of larger currents in African American politics at the end of the twentieth century. But a sober look at his aspirations shows the successes and shortcomings of domestic radicalism and aspirations of politically neutral humanitarianism during the 1980s, and the extent to which the decade was a major turning point in U.S. relations with the African continent.
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