A New Deal For Blacks: The Emergence of Civil Rights as a National Issue The Depression Decade…

Paperback | July 31, 2008

byHarvard Stikoff

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Now with a new prologue and updated bibliography, this classic edition of Harvard Sitkoff's A New Deal for Blacks is a comprehensive account of the emergence of civil rights as a national issue within the U.S. The New Deal years are a turning point in race relations trends. They constitute awatershed of developments whose outgrowth was a broad-based social movement aimed at bringing about a fuller participation of blacks in American society. This text covers a wide variety of factors influencing civil rights and race relations in this period. It describes political and top down influences but also spends time on ideas and culture and mass mobilization. The book provides an opportunity to talk about the different types of factors thatinfluence social change and the relationship between them. Finally, the scholarship is still accurate and solid and the book is well, written avoiding jargon.

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Now with a new prologue and updated bibliography, this classic edition of Harvard Sitkoff's A New Deal for Blacks is a comprehensive account of the emergence of civil rights as a national issue within the U.S. The New Deal years are a turning point in race relations trends. They constitute awatershed of developments whose outgrowth wa...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.13 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195367537

ISBN - 13:9780195367539

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Table of Contents

PrefacePreface to the first edition1. "The Dusk of Dawn"2. An Old Deal, A Raw Deal3. An Old Deal, A Raw Deal4. The Negro Vote5. A Rift in the Coalition6. The Red and the Black7. Organized Labor and Civil Rights8. Changing Ideas: Race and Racism9. The Law of the Land10. The Struggle11. "Strange Fruit"12. A Culmination and a Beginning13. ConclusionNotesIndex

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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 enoughevidence 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