A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Author: Keith Feldman

Published: University of Minnesota Press, 2017

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A Shadow over Palestine brings a new, deeply informed, and transnational perspective to the decades and the cultural forces that have shaped sharply differing ideas of Israel’s standing with the United States—right up to the violent divisions of today.

Focusing on the period from 1960 to 1985, Keith Feldman reveals the centrality of Israel and Palestine in postwar US imperial culture.

In this rich cultural history of the period, Feldman deftly analyzes how artists, intellectuals, and organizations—from the United Nations, the Black Panther Party, and the Association of Arab American University Graduates to James Baldwin, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Edward Said, and June Jordan—linked the unfulfilled promise of liberal democracy in the United States with the perpetuation of settler democracy in Israel and the possibility of Palestine’s decolonization.

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Cover of Keith Feldman's book A Shadow Over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. Cover contains author and title in black tex against a flag with blue and white stripes, white stars against a black background, a linen-colored block in the middle, green rectangle, and red triangle on its side (a mashup of the US and Palestinian flags)

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