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The Resource Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Label
Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950
Title
Defying Dixie
Title remainder
the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950
Statement of responsibility
Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take Dixie down, from a ludicrous attempt to organize black workers with a stage production of Pushkin--in Russian--to the courageous fight of striking workers against police and corporate violence in Gastonia in 1929. Historian Gilmore shows how the movement unfolded against national and global developments, gaining focus and finally arriving at a narrow but effective legal strategy for securing desegregation and political rights. Little-known heroes abound in a book that will recast our understanding of the most important social movement in twentieth-century America.--From publisher description
Summary
A history of the effort to promote social justice throughout the American South in the decades prior to the civil rights movement documents the contributions of people from all walks of life, in an account that places key events against a backdrop of national and global events. 10,000 first printing
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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253618
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/409750904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN79.A13
LC item number
G54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950
Label
Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 559-620) and index
Contents
Jim Crow meets Karl Marx -- Raising the red flag in the South -- From the Great Depression to the great terror -- The Nazis and Dixie -- Moving left from Chapel Hill to Cape Town -- Imagining integration -- Explosives in democracy's arsenal -- Guerrillas in the good war -- Cold War casualties
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 642 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393062441
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007010237
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm86090348
  • (OCoLC)86090348
Label
Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 559-620) and index
Contents
Jim Crow meets Karl Marx -- Raising the red flag in the South -- From the Great Depression to the great terror -- The Nazis and Dixie -- Moving left from Chapel Hill to Cape Town -- Imagining integration -- Explosives in democracy's arsenal -- Guerrillas in the good war -- Cold War casualties
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 642 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393062441
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007010237
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm86090348
  • (OCoLC)86090348

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