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Life in the Struggle (Rev 95 Edition)

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This book tells the story of Ivory Perry, a black worker and community activist who, for more than thirty years, has distributed the leaflets, carried the picket signs, and planned and participated in the confrontations that were essential to the success of protest movements. Using oral histories and extensive archival research, George Lipsitz examines the culture of opposition through the events of Perrys life of commitment and illumines the social and political changes and conflicts that have convulsed the United States during the past fifty years.

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The life story of a grassroots, civil rights activist

Synopsis:

Now updated to include the final chapter of Ivory Perry's life, this new edition completes the life story of the grass-roots activist whose flamboyant direct action protests and patient behind the scenes organizing helped educate and agitate his community in the struggle for civil rights and economic opportunity.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-297) and index.

About the Author

George Lipsitz is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. The author of six books, he most recently published Rainbow at Midnight: Labor and Culture in the 1940s.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Acknowledgments 

Introduction: Peace in the Struggle 

1. Pine Bluff: The Moral Resources of a Southern Black Community 

2. Korea: The Lessons of War 

3. St. Louis: Civil Rights and the Industrial City 

4. Bogalusa: Civil Rights in a Southern City 

5. The War on Poverty: The Emergence of an Organic Intellectual 

6. The Rent Strike: Housing Issues and Social Protest 

7. Lead Poisoning: Peace and Pain in the Struggle 

8. Politics in the Postindustrial City 

9. Collective Memory and Social Learning: Deep Like the Rivers 

Epilogue 

Notes 

Interviews and Archives 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566393218
Author:
Lipsitz, George
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Author:
Lipsitz, George
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Saint Louis (Mo.) Race relations.
Subject:
Saint Louis
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Civil rights workers -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd Edition
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the Past (Paperback)
Series Volume:
92-690
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.98x6.05x.84 in. .95 lbs.

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The life story of a grassroots, civil rights activist
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