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The Resource A. Philip Randolph : a life in the vanguard, Andrew E. Kersten

A. Philip Randolph : a life in the vanguard, Andrew E. Kersten

Label
A. Philip Randolph : a life in the vanguard
Title
A. Philip Randolph
Title remainder
a life in the vanguard
Statement of responsibility
Andrew E. Kersten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., there were several key figures who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes, ideals, and aspirations of black Americans. Born in the South at the start of the Jim Crow era, Randolph was by his thirtieth birthday a prime mover in the movement to expand civil, social, and economic rights in America. A socialist and a radical, Randolph devoted his life to energizing the black masses into collective action. He successfully organized the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and led the March on Washington Movement during World War II." "In this book, historian Andrew E. Kersten explores Randolph's significant influences and accomplishments as both a labor and civil rights leader. Kersten pays particular attention to Randolph's political philosophy, his involvement in the labor and civil rights movements, and his dedication to improving the lives of American workers."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kersten, Andrew Edmund
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.R27
LC item number
K47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The African American history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights workers
  • Labor unions
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Randolph, A. Philip
  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Randolph, Asa P
Label
A. Philip Randolph : a life in the vanguard, Andrew E. Kersten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From preacher son to socialist radical : Randolph's formative years in Florida and New York City -- A union revolution : the creation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- When Negroes don't march : A. Philip Randolph and the power of protest politics during World War II -- Unfinished business : Randolph's civil rights struggles during the Cold War -- The 1963 March on Washington : Randolph's finest hour
Control code
70830937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780742548985
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780742548978
  • 9780742548985
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70830937
Label
A. Philip Randolph : a life in the vanguard, Andrew E. Kersten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From preacher son to socialist radical : Randolph's formative years in Florida and New York City -- A union revolution : the creation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters -- When Negroes don't march : A. Philip Randolph and the power of protest politics during World War II -- Unfinished business : Randolph's civil rights struggles during the Cold War -- The 1963 March on Washington : Randolph's finest hour
Control code
70830937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780742548985
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780742548978
  • 9780742548985
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70830937

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