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To stand and fight : the struggle for civil rights in postwar New York City

To stand and fight : the struggle for civil rights in postwar New York City

Author: Martha Biondi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Grassroots struggle for racial equality in the urban north of the United States began a decade before the rise of the movement in the South. This work traces the origins of the struggle against white supremacy to the postwar determination of black New Yorkers to win their place in the city.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Biondi, Martha.
To stand and fight.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002191261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Biondi
ISBN: 9780674020955 0674020952 0674262077 9780674262072
OCLC Number: 607866976
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Nominated for OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2004
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2004
Nominated for Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize 2004
Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2004
Nominated for Wesley-Logan Prize 2004
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2004
Nominated for OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award 2004
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2004
Winner of Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award 2004
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue: The Rise of the Struggle for Negro Rights --
1. Jobs for All --
2. Black Mobilization and Civil Rights Politics --
3. Lynching, Northern Style --
4. Desegregating the Metropolis --
5. Dead Letter Legislation --
6. An Unnatural Division of People --
7. Anticommunism and Civil Rights --
8. The Paradoxical Effects of the Cold War --
9. Racial Violence in the Free World --
10. Lift Every Voice and Vote --
11. Resisting Resegregation --
12. To Stand and Fight --
Epilogue: Another Kind of America.
Responsibility: Martha Biondi.
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