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A New Deal for Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue: The Depression Decade [Bargain Price] [Paperback]

Harvard Sitkoff
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July 31, 2008 0195367537
A watershed decade in U.S. history, the 1930s witnessed a struggle on various fronts--fought by many different Americans--that raised the country's awareness of the inequalities and injustices suffered by African Americans.
Featuring a new preface and an expansive, up-to-date bibliography, this 30th Anniversary Edition of Harvard Sitkoff's A New Deal for Blacks presents a comprehensive account of the changes--substantive and symbolic--that eventually led to the emergence of civil rights as a national issue and helped make a successful quest for racial justice possible. It emphasizes a wide variety of individuals and organizations that contributed to the coming-of-age of civil rights, and highlights the role of New Dealers, organized labor, the Left, Southern women opposed to lynching, biological and social scientists, black lawyers, and, especially, African American organizations that planted the seeds of racial progress.
This unique text is an ideal resource for undergraduate courses in African American history.

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"Very suitable for intro and advanced courses."--Andrew Harrison, Temple University

"A well-written and valuable survey of the emerging forces that elevated the status of civil rights during the 30s."--Journal of American History

"Sitkoff's study is so sweeping in its scope, so thorough in its research, and so balanced in its presentation that even die-hard revisionists and unconverted relics of the 1960s may find themselves acknowledging the weight of his evidence, the strength of his argument. And if not, there is enough evidence here to support opposing conclusions. That is good history in anybody's book."--John S. Rosenberg, The Nation

"An excellent study of black civil rights in the New Deal period."--David M. Bartlett, Carnegie-Mellon University

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Harvard Sitkoff is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire (Ph.D. at Columbia University). He specializes on 20th Century U.S. history, with a focus on civil rights, African-American history, and film and history.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (July 31, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195367537
  • ASIN: B005K5VYS2
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,358,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book does an excellent job giving the history of the beginnings of the shift of Black Americans from voting for the party of Lincoln to voting Democratic Party. This process didn't conclude until the mid 1960s when southern Blacks made the shift as well, but the seeds were sewn by Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal policies (which did benefit Black Americans) and the anti-discrimination speeches and actions of Eleanor Roosevelt. She set a course to tackle discrimination single-handedly in the nation's capitol, especially. Following the end of Reconstruction, the Republican Party began taking the Black vote for granted. This book describes the yeoman's work the Black Press did in convincing northern Blacks despite the fact Democrats overall promoted maintaining racism, Roosevelt offered hope and new opportunities to whittle away at discrimination North and South.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent research included June 30, 2013
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very well written, even though it is dated. I had to read for a class and it was quite good.
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