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Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s

Author: Britt Haas
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Fighting Authoritarianism provides a new and important examination of U.S. youth activism of the 1930s, including the limits of the New Deal and how youth activists continually pushed FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and other New Dealers to do more to address economic distress, more inclusionary politics, and social inequality. In this study, author Britt Haas questions the interventionist versus isolationist paradigm in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Britt Haas
ISBN: 9780823277988 0823277984 9780823277995 0823277992
OCLC Number: 1006524619
Description: xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I Seeing the problem and envisioning a plan --
The effects of the crash : the youth problem from New York City to Harlan County, Kentucky, and back again --
The Reed Harrison affair : youth claim their rights and freedoms at Columbia University and beyond --
The Scottsboro Boys : demands for equality from the Deep South to New York City --
The Popular Front : strength in unity, New York City organizations come together in solidarity --
Playing politics and making policy : institutionalizing a vision from New York to Washington --
The fight against fascism : the Spanish Republicans find their support in New York City --
Dissolution : World War II subverts the Zeitgeist and youth's vision for America.
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Calling into question the Cold War perspective that continued to permeate analyses of radicalism long after the fall of the Soviet Union, this study examines young Depression-Era radicals'  Read more...

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This book is a major contribution to the historiography of the era of the Great Depression. The role of youth has often been overlooked, but that is being corrected, especially with the scholarship Read more...

 
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