A New Deal for Blacks

A New Deal for Blacks : The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue: The Depression Decade

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A watershed decade in U.S. history, the 1930s witnessed a struggle on various fronts--fought by many different Americans--that raised the country's awareness of the inequalities and injustices suffered by African Americans. Featuring a new preface and an expansive, up-to-date bibliography, this 30th Anniversary Edition of Harvard Sitkoff's A New Deal for Blacks presents a comprehensive account of the changes--substantive and symbolic--that eventually led to the emergence of civil rights as a national issue and helped make a successful quest for racial justice possible. It emphasizes a wide variety of individuals and organizations that contributed to the coming-of-age of civil rights, and highlights the role of New Dealers, organized labor, the Left, Southern women opposed to lynching, biological and social scientists, black lawyers, and, especially, African American organizations that planted the seeds of racial progress. This unique text is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in African American history.show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 16mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 30th Anniversary ed.
  • 0195367537
  • 9780195367539
  • 2,002,048

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"Very suitable for intro and advanced courses."--Andrew Harrison, Temple University"A well-written and valuable survey of the emerging forces that elevated the status of civil rights during the 30s."--Journal of American History"Sitkoff's study is so sweeping in its scope, so thorough in its research, and so balanced in its presentation that even die-hard revisionists and unconverted relics of the 1960s may find themselves acknowledging the weight of his evidence, the strength of his argument. And if not, there is enoughevidence here to support opposing conclusions. That is good history in anybody's book."--John S. Rosenberg, The Nation"An excellent study of black civil rights in the New Deal period."--David M. Bartlett, Carnegie-Mellon Universityshow more

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