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Winning the war for democracy. The march on Washington Movement, 1941-1946.

Author: David Lucander
Publisher: Baltimore : University of Illinois Press 2014.
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Scholars regard the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) as a forerunner of the postwar Civil Rights movement. Led by the charismatic A. Philip Randolph, MOWM scored an early victory when it forced the Roosevelt Administration to issue a landmark executive order that prohibited defense contractors from practicing racial discrimination. This book recalls that triumph, but also looks beyond Randolph and the MOWM's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lucander
ISBN: 9780252038624 0252038622
OCLC Number: 903803876
Description: 328 pages
Responsibility: David Lucander.

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Scholars regard the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) as a forerunner of the postwar Civil Rights movement. This book recalls that triumph, and also looks beyond Randolph and the MOWM's national  Read more...

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