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Gateway to equality : Black women and the struggle for economic justice in St. Louis

Author: Keona K Ervin
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2017.
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"St. Louis, Missouri, was caught in the stifling grip of the Great Depression. For the next thirty years, the Gateway City continued to experience significant urban decline as its population swelled and the area's industries stagnated. Over these decades, many African American citizens in the region found themselves struggling financially and fighting for access to profitable jobs and suitable working conditions. To  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keona K Ervin
ISBN: 9780813169866 0813169860 9780813169873 0813169879
OCLC Number: 1077729855
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 15, 2017). Print version record.
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Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Responsibility: Keona K. Ervin.

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Gateway to Equality investigates black working-class women's struggle for economic justice from the rise of New Deal liberalism in the 1930s to the social upheavals of the 1960s.  Read more...

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In this masterful work, Keona Ervin makes a convincing case that African American working-class women's self-organization not only shaped black freedom movements and trade unionism but also embodied Read more...

 
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