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Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City

Author: David A Goldberg
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to gain access to and equal opportunity within the FDNY. Tracing this struggle for jobs and justice from 1914 to the present, David  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Goldberg
ISBN: 9781469633626 1469633620
OCLC Number: 1039478859
Contents: The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department --
The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934 --
Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945 --
Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963 --
A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism --
From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation --
The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999 --
Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: by David Goldberg.

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It is this history of segregation, and of resistance to it, that Goldberg chronicles masterfully, from firehouse fistfights to fraternal organizations to federal litigation.--Gotham Center for New Read more...

 
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