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Eyes off the prize : the United Nations and the African American struggle for human rights, 1944-1955

Author: Carol Anderson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book was first published in 2003. In the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust, African American leaders went before the United Nations to fight against the conditions of segregation and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Anderson
ISBN: 9780521824316 0521824311 9780521531580 0521531586
OCLC Number: 326805714
Awards: Joint winner of Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award 2003
Description: x, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The struggle for Black equality --
Beyond Civil Rights: The NAACP, the United Nations, and redefining the struggle for Black equality --
The struggle for human rights: African Americans petition the United Nations --
Things fall apart --
Bleached souls and Red Negroes --
The mirage of victory.
Responsibility: Carol Anderson.
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'... a superb account ...'. Ethnic and Racial Studies '... compelling ... Eyes off the Prize bravely punctures the reputations of some usually unimpeachable figures in the freedom pantheon. It also Read more...

 
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