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Life for us is what we make it : building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945

Author: Richard Walter Thomas
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1992.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black community building was not a smooth or conflict-free process. This study focuses on how industrial workers, social workers, ministers, politicians, protest leaders, business and professional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Richard Walter, 1939-
Life for us is what we make it.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91026518
(OCoLC)24142871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Walter Thomas
ISBN: 0585211558 9780585211558
OCLC Number: 44964005
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: American Historical Association Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history, 1994.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments One Early Struggles and Community Building Two The Demand for Black Labor, Migration, and the Emerging Black Industrial Working Class, 1915-1930 Three The Role of the Detroit Urban League in the Community Building Process, 1916-1945 Fourt Weathering the Storm Five Racial Discrimination in Industrial Detroit: Preparing the Ground for Community Social Consciousness Six Social Consciousness and Self-Helf: The Heart and Soul of Community Building Seven Protest and Politics: Emerging Forms of Community Empowerment Eight Conflicting Strategies of Black Community Building: Unionization vs. Ford Corporate Paternalism, 1936-1941 Epilogue Notes Sources Index
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Richard W. Thomas.

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