Vito Marcantonio

Author: Gerald Meyer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438412924
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Vito Marcantonio. Explores Vito Marcantonio’s unique status as a radical politician from New York City.

Mambo Montage

Author: Agustín Laó-Montes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505442
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Mambo Montage. New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York City. Together the articles map out the main conceptions of Latino identity as well as the historical process of Latinization of New York. Mambo Montage is both a way of imagining latinidad and an angle of vision on the city.

The Lost World Of Italian American Radicalism

Author: Gerald Meyer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275978914
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The Lost World Of Italian American Radicalism. The entire range of radical thought and activity of Italian immigrants and their descendants in the United States is explored.

Born Along The Color Line

Author: Eben Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913463
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Born Along The Color Line. In August, 1933, dozens of people gathered amid seven large, canvas tents in a field near Amenia, in upstate New York. Joel Spingarn, president of the board of the NAACP, had called a conference to revitalize the flagging civil rights organization. In Amenia, such old lions as the 65 year-old W.E.B. DuBois would mingle with "the coming leaders of Negro thought." It was a fascinating encounter that would transform the civil rights movement. With elegant writing and piercing insight, historian Eben Miller narrates how this little-known conference brought together a remarkable young group of African American activists, capturing through the lives of five extraordinary participants--youth activist Juanita Jackson, diplomat Ralph Bunche, economist Abram Harris, lawyer Louis Redding, and Harlem organizer Moran Weston--how this generation shaped the ongoing movement for civil rights during the Depression, World War II, and beyond. Miller describes how Jackson, Bunche, Harris, and the others felt that, amidst the global crisis of the 1930s, it was urgent to move beyond the NAACP's legal and political focus to build an economic movement that reached across the racial divide to challenge the capitalist system that had collapsed so devastatingly. They advocated alliances with labor groups, agitated for equal education, and campaigned for anti-lynching legislation and open access to the ballot and employment--spreading their influential ideas through their writings and by mass organizing in African American communities across the country, North and South. In their arguments and individual awakenings, they formed a key bridge between the turn-of-the-century Talented Tenth and the postwar civil rights generation, broadening and advancing the fight for racial equality through the darkest economic times the country has ever faced. In Born along the Color Line, Miller vividly captures the emergence of a forgotten generation of African American leaders, a generation that made Brown v. Board of Education and all that followed from it possible. It is an illuminating portrait of the "long civil rights movement," not the movement that began in the 1950s, but the one that took on new life at Amenia in 1933

The American Radical

Author: Mary Jo Buhle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136606602
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The American Radical. The American Radical tells the story of American democracy from the late 18th century to the present through the lives of the women and men who have fought to advance it.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Depression A K

Author: Robert S. McElvaine
ISBN: 9780028656878
Size: 65.52 MB
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Encyclopedia Of The Great Depression A K. This volume, covering entries A-K, discusses depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, and more.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Depression

Author: Robert S. McElvaine
ISBN: 9780028656885
Size: 27.38 MB
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Encyclopedia Of The Great Depression. This volume, covering entries L-Z, discusses depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, and more.