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Up south : civil rights and Black power in Philadelphia

Up south : civil rights and Black power in Philadelphia

Author: Matthew Countryman
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2006]
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Up South traces the efforts of two generations of black Philadelphians in turn the City of Brotherly Love into a place of promise and opportunity for all. While Philadelphia rarely appears in histories of the modern civil rights struggle, the city was home to a vibrant and groundbreaking movement for racial justice in the years between World War II and the 1970s. By broadening the chronological and geographic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Countryman, Matthew.
Up south.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Countryman
ISBN: 081223894X 9780812238945 0812220021 9780812220025
OCLC Number: 60454759
Awards: Liberty Legacy Foundation Award, 2006
Description: 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: I: Race, rights, and postwar liberalism --
Civil rights liberalism in Philadelphia --
The other Philadelphia story --
II: Northern protest movement --
Don't buy where you can't work --
A false democracy --
Black power and the organizing tradition --
III: Black power in the postindustrial city --
Community control of the schools --
The gender politics of movement leadership --
From protest to politics.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Matthew J. Countryman.
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Up South documents the efforts of Philadelphia's Black Power activists to construct a vital and effective social movement combining analyses of racism with a program of grassroots community  Read more...


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Matthew Countryman has presented us with a real treasure house in his history of Civil Rights and Black Power in the urban North. * Komozi Woodard, author of Read more...

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