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Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Women and Black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945
ISBN
9781469646718, 1469646714, 9781469646725, 1469646722, 9781469646732
Contents
  • Introduction: Jim Crow capital
  • Part I. Postwar promises, 1920-1929. The women will be factors in the present campaign: women's national politics in the 1920s ; The eyes of the world are upon us: the politics of lynching
  • Part II. Political crises, 1930-1940. Make Washington safe for Negro womanhood: the politics of police brutality ; Women riot for jobs: the politics of economic justice ; Washington needs the vote: women's campaigns for civil rights in the 1930s
  • Part III. The leverage of war, 1941-1945. Jim Crow must go: civil rights struggles during World War II
  • Conclusion: Black women and the long civil rights movement.
Description
280 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-269) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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