Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America
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The ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice lies at the heart of America's evolving identity. The pursuit of equal rights is often met with social and political trepidation, forcing citizens and leaders to grapple with controversial issues of race, class, and gender. This book assembles writings on twentieth–century race relations, representing some of the finest race-related historical research on record. Spanning thirty–five years of research, the collection features an in-depth examination of the Great Depression and its effects on African Americans, the intriguing story of the labor movement and its relationship to African American workers, and a discussion of the effects of World War II on the civil rights movement. The precise analysis illuminates multifaceted racial issues including the New Deal's impact on race relations, the Detroit Riot of 1943, and connections between African Americans, Jews, and the Holocaust.
The University Press of Kentucky
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978-0-8131-7380-1 (pdf version)
978-0-8131-3975-3 (epub version)
Civil rights, Social justice, Equal rights, Race, Class, Gender, Race relations, Great Depression
African American Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | United States History
Sitkoff, Harvard, "Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America" (2010). African American Studies. 45.