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Winning the war for democracy : the March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Author: David Lucander
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scholars regard the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) as a forerunner of the postwar Civil Rights movement. Led by the charismatic A. Philip Randolph, MOWM scored an early victory when it forced the Roosevelt Administration to issue a landmark executive order that prohibited defense contractors from practicing racial discrimination. Winning the War for Democracy : The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: A Philip Randolph; A Philip Randolph
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lucander
ISBN: 9780252038624 0252038622
OCLC Number: 877367764
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 What Happens When Negroes Don't March? 23 --
2 "We Are Americans, Too": MOWM's Institutionalization 48 --
3 Wartime St. Louis and the Genesis of MOWM in the Gateway City, 1942 74 --
4 Pickets, Protests, and Prayers: St. Louis MOWM's Campaign to Integrate the Defense Workforce 101 --
5 "These Women Really Did the Work": Marching on More than Defense Plants 129 --
6 "An Economic D-Day for Negro Americans": MOWM's Transition and Dissolution, 1944-46 150.
Responsibility: David Lucander.

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