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A Freedom Budget for All Americans: Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today Paperback – August 1, 2013

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583673601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583673607
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Exciting and unique, especially for students, activists, and scholars. An important challenge to the neoliberal agenda.”-Immanuel Ness,Editor, WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society

“An excellent and long overdue chronicle of the Freedom Budget. Their attention to new and striking details results in a wondrous story told with compassion and clarity.”-Angela D. Dillard,author of Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit

“In this book, Paul Le Blanc and Michael D. Yates rescue the ‘Freedom Budget’ proposed by civil rights leaders in the 1960s from an unjustified historical obscurity. And they rightly see in the Freedom Budget a model of the kind of program that could unite American progressives and help restore national prosperity and democracy in the age of Occupy.” -Maurice Isserman,author of The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington

“Shows that the political development and leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, A. Philip Randolph, and others, were inextricably bound up with socialist organizations and ideas. These heroes of American history were fighting for much more than ‘civil rights’—they were fighting to fundamentally change American social and economic life.”-Brian Jones,educator, actor, and activist

“A dazzling gem of socialist scholarship! Le Blanc and Yates conjoin meticulous research with sensitive analysis to deliver a superb political narrative graphically recreating a significant slice of lost history.”-Alan Wald,H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan

About the Author

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College and the author of many titles, including From Marx to Gramsci and Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience.

Michael D. Yates is Associate Editor of Monthly Review and the author of Why Unions Matter and The ABCs of the Economic Crisis (with Fred Magdoff).

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Willie Baptist on December 21, 2013
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