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Gateway to equality : Black women and the struggle for economic justice in St. Louis

Author: Keona K Ervin
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017] ©2017
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
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"St. Louis, Missouri, was caught in the stifling grip of the Great Depression. For the next thirty years, the Gateway City continued to experience significant urban decline as its population swelled and the area's industries stagnated. Over these decades, many African American citizens in the region found themselves struggling financially and fighting for access to profitable jobs and suitable working conditions. To  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keona K Ervin
ISBN: 9780813169866 0813169860 9780813169873 0813169879
OCLC Number: 990142234
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The labor of dignity : Black working-class women's organizing in the Gateway City --
We strike and win : food factory workers and working-class radicalism --
Their side of the case : domestic workers and New Deal labor reform --
The fight against economic slavery : clerks, youth, and gender in the don't buy where you can't work movement --
Riveting the sinews of democracy : defense workers and Double V --
Beneath our dignity : garment workers and the politics of interracial unionism --
Jobs and homes...freedom : working-class struggles against postwar urban inequality --
Conclusion: The legacies of Black working-class women's political leadership.
Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Keona K. Ervin.

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