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Reframing Randolph : labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Author: Andrew Edmund Kersten; Clarence Lang
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014] ©2015
Series: Culture, labor, history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America's multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the dissolution of the BSCP in the 1970s, the assaults waged against  Read more...
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Reframing Randolph
(DLC) 2014024576
(OCoLC)896806605
Named Person: A Philip Randolph; A Philip Randolph; A Philip Randolph
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Edmund Kersten; Clarence Lang
ISBN: 9780814724477 0814724477 0814764649 9780814764640
OCLC Number: 898893052
Notes: "Foreword / Arlene Holt Baker -- A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang -- Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr. -- A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen -- Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph's working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor -- Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph's rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins -- The spirit and strategy of the United Front: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman -- Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert -- Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander -- The "Void at the Center of the Story": The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones -- No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.
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Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; 1 A Reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph; 2 Researching Randolph: Shifting Historiographic Perspectives; 3 A. Philip Randolph: Emerging Socialist Radical; 4 Keeping His Faith: A. Philip Randolph's Working-Class Religion; 5 Brotherhood Men and Singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph's Rhetoric of Music and Manhood; 6 ""The Spirit and Strategy of the United Front"": Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940; 7 Organizing Gender: A. Philip Randolph and Women Activists. 8 Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots Protest and the March on Washington Movement9 The ""Void at the Center of the Story"": The Negro American Labor Council and the Long Civil Rights Movement; 10 No Exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis; Select Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Culture, labor, history.
Other Titles: Labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph
Responsibility: edited by Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang.

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At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. Featuring both established and emergent intellectual voices, this project seeks to avoid both hagiography and blanket condemnation  Read more...

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