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To ask for an equal chance : African Americans in the Great Depression

Author: Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Series: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
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The Great Depression hit Americans hard, but none harder than African Americans and the working poor. To Ask for an Equal Chance explores black experiences during this period and the intertwined challenges posed by race and class. "Last hired, firstfired," black workers lost their jobs at twice the rate of whites, and faced greater obstacles in their search for economic security. Black workers, who were generally  Read more...
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Greenberg, Cheryl Lynn.
To ask for an equal chance.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009
(DLC) 2009010040
(OCoLC)316099103
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Lynn Greenberg
ISBN: 9781442200517 1442200510 074255189X 9780742551893
OCLC Number: 434023319
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 187 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: No strangers to hardship : Black life before the crash --
Last hired, first fired : working through the Great Depression --
Of New Deals and raw deals --
"Let us build" : political organizing in the Depression era --
Weary blues : Black communities and Black culture --
Epilogue : "Should I sacrifice to live 'Half American'?"
Series Title: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Cheryl Lynn Greenberg.

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Drawing upon both a wealth of existing scholarship and selected primary documents, this book offers a new synthesis of African American life during the Great Depression. It also provides a useful Read more...

 
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