9780393335323

Defying Dixie Pa

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393335323

  • ISBN 10:

    0393335321

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 08/17/2009
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The civil rights movement that looms 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 rich history of that early movement introduces us to a contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals who employed every strategy imaginable to take Dixie down. In a dramatic narrative Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore deftly 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.

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