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What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality

Author: Theda Skocpol; Ariane Liazos; Marshall Ganz
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Series: Princeton studies in American politics.
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"From the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, millions of American men and women participated in fraternal associations--self-selecting brotherhoods and sisterhoods that provided aid to members, enacted group rituals, and engaged in community service. Even more than whites did, African Americans embraced this type of association; indeed, fraternal lodges rivaled churches as centers of black community  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theda Skocpol; Ariane Liazos; Marshall Ganz
ISBN: 0691122997 9780691122991
OCLC Number: 63178289
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association Oliver Cromwell Cox Award 2007.
Description: xiii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: African American fraternalism : a missing chapter in the story of U.S. civic democracy --
The panorama of African American fraternal federations / with the assistance of Jennifer Lynn Oser --
African American fraternals as schools for democracy --
Proprietors, helpmates, and pilgrims in black and white fraternal rituals / by Bayliss Camp and Orit Kent --
Defending the legal right to organize --
Black fraternalists and the mid-twentieth-century movement for civil rights --
The achievements of African American fraternalism.
Series Title: Princeton studies in American politics.
Responsibility: Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz.
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Tells the story of the most visible African American fraternal associations. This book demonstrates how African American fraternal groups played key roles in the struggle for civil rights and racial  Read more...

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