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Blue Texas : the making of a multiracial Democratic coalition in the Civil Rights era

Author: Max Krochmal
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboy conservatism, but a mid-20th century hotbed of community organising, liberal politics and civil rights activism. Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells the story of the struggle for democracy in Texas, when African American, Mexican American and white labour and community activists came together to empower the state's marginalised minorities.
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Krochmal, Max.
Blue Texas : The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Krochmal
ISBN: 1469628031 9781469628035
OCLC Number: 958120965
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 537 pages).
Contents: People are power: the mass uprising and the maverick coalition --
Segregation is an economic problem: black workers win the right to vote --
Forcing us together in self-defense: the Cold War, the black vote and the liberal movement --
Minorities combine: G.J. Sutton, Albert Peña, and the Democrats of Texas --
Unions are needed so desperately here: the rebirth of the labor movement and the seeds of the Bexar coalition --
We shall be heard: rights in black and brown from the sit-ins to Viva Kennedy --
Trying to reach substantially unanimous agreement on limited political targets: the "Latin vote" and the first democratic coalition --
Separating the wheat from the chaff: intra-racial divides beget inter-racial unity --
They'll never separate us again: the multiracial democratic coalition on the march --
New power for the Texas minorities: winning the battles, losing the war.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Max Krochmal.

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This work is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboy conservatism, but a mid-20th century hotbed of community organising, liberal politics and civil rights activism. Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells the story of the struggle for democracy in Texas, when African American, Mexican American and white labour and community activists came together to empower the state's marginalised minorities.

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