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The Resource Black women and politics in New York City, Julie A. Gallagher

Black women and politics in New York City, Julie A. Gallagher

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Black women and politics in New York City
Title
Black women and politics in New York City
Statement of responsibility
Julie A. Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this project Julie Gallaher documents a generation of black women who came to politics during the 1940s in New York City. Ada B. Jackson, Pauli Murray, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Bessie Buchanan, Jeanne Noble, and Shirley Chisholm, among others, worked, studied, and lived in Harlem and Brooklyn. They seized the political opportunities generated by World War II and its aftermath and pursued new ways to redress the entrenched systems of oppression that denied them full rights of citizenship and human dignity. These included not only grassroots activism outside the halls of formal political power, but also efforts to gain insider status in the administrative state; the use of the United Nations; and an unprecedented number of campaigns for elected office. Theirs was a new politics and they waged their struggles not just for themselves, but also for their communities and for the broader ideals of equality. Gallagher traces these activists' paths from women's clubs and civic organizations to national politics: appointments to presidential commissions, congressional offices, and presidential candidacy. This study illustrates the kinds of political changes women helped bring about, underscores the boundaries of what was possible vis--̉vis the state and examining how race, gender and the structure of the state itself shape outcomes"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallagher, Julie A
Dewey number
323/.042082097471
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.93.N56
LC item number
G35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Black women and politics in New York City, Julie A. Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn759910061
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780252036965
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011045140
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Black women and politics in New York City, Julie A. Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn759910061
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780252036965
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011045140
Other physical details
ill.

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