'Or Does It Explode?'

'Or Does It Explode?' : Black Harlem in the Great Depression

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The establishment of Harlem as the main area of black settlement and as a poor ghetto occurred before the Depression. When the Depression came, the blacks fell still further into poverty. Racism created and perpetuated Harlem's poverty, yet segregation and discrimination also produced strong social and political networks that served not only to meet immediate needs, but to mobilise thousands to demand a better life. In this extensively researched and well argued book, Cheryl Greenberg examines the growth in the 1930s of a widespread, activist, political culture in Harlem.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • frontispiece, 8 pp plates, tables
  • 0195115848
  • 9780195115840

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A comprehensive portrait of Harlem's suffering and struggles during these years....Marks a significant contribution to black urban history and to studies of American life during the Great Depression. * Journal of American History *show more

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'This authoritative volume weaves...a comprehensive portrait of Harlem's suffering and struggles during these years...A significant contribution to black urban history and to studies of American life during the Great Depression.' -Journal of American Historyshow more

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