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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Forman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: October 4, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Forman was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Chicago Teachers College ans was a reporter for the ''Chicago Defender'' and a teacher in the Chicago public schools.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Forman was a writer, educator, and civil rights activist. He was the founder of ''Washington Times'' and the ''Black American News Service''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Law and disorder.
ISBN: 0840761481. OCLC Number:

T. Nelson. New York,. [1972]

Self-determination & the African-American people /
ISBN: 0940880008. OCLC Number:

Open Hand Pub.,. Seattle :. ©1981.

Sammy Younge, Jr. :
ISBN: 0940880121. OCLC Number:

Open Hand Pub.,. Washington, D.C. :. ©1986.

High tide of black resistance and other political & literary writings /
ISBN: 0940880423. OCLC Number:

Open Hand Pub. ;. Seattle, Wash. :. ©1994.

This comprehensive account of U.S.-Bolivian relations presents startling contrasts between the histories, mythologies, and economies of the two countries, debunking the pop-culture myth that Bolivia is a poorer and less modern version of the United States. Kenneth D. Lehman focuses primarily on the countries' relationship during the twentieth century, highlighting periods when Bolivia became important to the United States as a provider of tin during World War II, as a potential source of regional instability during the Cold War, and as a supplier of cocaine to the U.S. market in recent years. While the partnerships forged in these situations have been rooted in mutual self-interest, the United States was -- and is -- clearly dominant. Repeatedly, the U.S. policy toward Bolivia has moved from assistance to frustration and imposition and the Bolivian response has intensified from submission to resentment and resistance Bolivia and the United States presents an illuminating discussion of the real as well as mythical bonds that these most distant and different neighbors, providing an abundance of evidence to show of culture and power complicate and limit ??? partnership.