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Not alms but opportunity : the Urban League & the politics of racial uplift, 1910-1950

Author: Touré F Reed
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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Illuminating the class issues that shaped the racial uplift movement, Touré Reed explores the ideology and policies of the Urban League's activities in New York and Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. Reed argues that racial uplift in the Urban League reflected many of the class biases pervading contemporaneous social reform movements, resulting in an emphasis on behavioral, rather than  Read more...
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Reed, Touré F.
Not alms but opportunity.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008007810
(OCoLC)212908709
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Touré F Reed
ISBN: 9780807888544 0807888540 9781469605708 1469605708
OCLC Number: 405087324
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ideological origins of the Urban League --
Community development and housing, 1910-1932 --
Vocational training, employment, and job placements, 1910-1932 --
Labor unions, social reorganization, and the acculturation of Black workers, 1910-1932 --
Vocational guidance and organized labor during the New Deal, 1933-1940 --
Employment from the March on Washington movement to the Pilot Placement Project, 1940-1950 --
Housing and neighborhood work in the age of the welfare state, 1933-1950.
Responsibility: Touré F. Reed.

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