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Freedom's sword : the NAACP and the struggle against racism in America, 1909-1969

Author: Gilbert Jonas
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007.
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Gilbert Jonas recounts the history of the first 60 years of the NAACP, during which the organisation grew to reach its peak in size, power & achievements, as the pre-eminent force for civil rights in the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Jonas
ISBN: 9780415956659 041595665X
OCLC Number: 80331858
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xvii, 520 pages : illustrations [16 pages plates] ; 22 cm
Contents: Creating a change agent : the NAACP's early years --
The law as a weapon against unjust laws --
Southern retaliation against Negro determination --
Leading the African-american quest for political power --
Comes the revolution : the struggle between the NAACP and the Communist Party USA --
World War II and its consequences for race --
The politics of political advancement --
Revolution at the ballot box --
Black workers, white unions and the struggle for job equality --
Head-to-head with the Garmet Workers Union --
The end of pretense : organized labor refuses to desegregate --
Roy Wilkins : the gentle giant --
The NAACP develops financial muscle.
Responsibility: Gilbert Jonas ; with a foreword by Julian Bond.

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