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Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice

Author: Keith Gilyard
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Born in 1901, Louise Thompson Patterson was a leading and transformative figure in radical African American politics. Throughout most of the twentieth century she embodied a dedicated resistance to racial, economic, and gender exploitation. In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard tells her compelling story, from her childhood on the West Coast, where she suffered isolation and persecution, to her  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilyard, Keith, 1952-
Louise Thompson Patterson.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017018131
Named Person: Louise Thompson Patterson; Louise Thompson Patterson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gilyard
ISBN: 9780822369851 0822369850 9780822369929 0822369923
OCLC Number: 968184938
Description: xii, 302 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Louise Alone, 1901-1916 --
California community, 1917-1925 --
Shades of control, 1925-1928 --
Harlem kaleidoscope, 1928-1932 --
Madam Moscow, 1932 --
The struggle has nine lives, 1932-1934 --
Popular fronts, 1935-1937 --
Ba ba ba bop, 1937-1940 --
Bronzeville brigades, 1941-1949 --
Sojourns and sojourners, 1949-1959 --
A fairer public hearing, 1960-1969 --
Confirming commitments, 1970-1984 --
Still reaching, 1984-1999.
Responsibility: Keith Gilyard.


This is the story of Louise Thompson Patterson-a leading and transformative figure in the radical African American politics of the twentieth century-who spent her entire life dedicating herself  Read more...


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(Starred Review) "An important book in helping to understand the persistent racism faced by African Americans in this country and what individuals can do to help fight against the injustice." -- Amy Read more...

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