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American Babylon : race and the struggle for postwar Oakland

Author: Robert O Self
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Series: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume demonstrates that the history of civil rights and black liberation politics in California did not follow a southern model, but represented a long-term struggle for economic rights that began in World War II and continued through the rise of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert O Self
ISBN: 0691070261 9780691070261 0691124868 9780691124865
OCLC Number: 51445643
Awards: American Political Science Association Ralph J. Bunche Award, 2004.
Description: xvi, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Urban and suburban politics and the California dream, 1945-1964 --
Race, urban transformation, and the struggle against segregation, 1954-1966 --
Black liberation and suburban revolt, 1964-1978.
Series Title: Politics and society in twentieth-century America.
Responsibility: Robert O. Self.
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Traces both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner politics. This work shows that racial inequities in both New Deal and Great  Read more...

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