Defying Dixie: the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950

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The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take Dixie down, from a ludicrous attempt to organize black workers with a stage production of Pushkin—in Russian—to the courageous fight of striking workers against police and corporate violence in Gastonia in 1929. In a dramatic narrative Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore deftly shows how the movement unfolded against national and global developments, gaining focus and finally arriving at a narrow but effective legal strategy for securing desegregation and political rights. Little-known heroes abound in a book that will recast our understanding of the most important social movement in twentieth-century America.
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subject_facet Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950, Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century, Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
table_of_contents Jim Crow meets Karl Marx -- Raising the red flag in the South -- From the Great Depression to the great terror -- The Nazis and Dixie -- Moving left from Chapel Hill to Cape Town -- Imagining integration -- Explosives in democracy's arsenal -- Guerillas in the good war -- Cold War casualties.
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title Defying Dixie : the radical roots of civil rights, 1919-1950
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