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The Resource Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s, Britt Haas

Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s, Britt Haas

Label
Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s
Title
Fighting authoritarianism
Title remainder
American youth activism in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Britt Haas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fighting Authoritarianism provides a new and important examination of U.S. youth activism of the 1930s, including the limits of the New Deal and how youth activists continually pushed FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, and other New Dealers to do more to address economic distress, more inclusionary politics, and social inequality. In this study, author Britt Haas questions the interventionist versus isolationist paradigm in that young people sought to focus on both domestic and international affairs. Haas also explores the era not as a precursor to WWII, but as a moment of hope when the prospect of institutionalizing progress in freedom, equality, and democracy seemed possible. Fighting Authoritarianism corrects misconceptions about these young activists’ vision for their country, heavily influenced by the American Dream they had been brought up to revere: they wanted a truly free, truly democratic, and truly equal society. That meant embracing radical ideologies, especially socialism and communism, which were widely discussed, debated, and promoted on New York City college campuses. They believed that in embracing these ideologies, they were not turning their backs on American values. Instead, they believed that such ideologies were the only way to make America live up to its promises."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haas, Britt
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • College students
  • Youth protest movements
  • Radicalism
  • Student movements
  • Authoritarianism
  • Authoritarianism
  • College students
  • Radicalism
  • Student movements
  • Youth
  • Youth protest movements
  • United States
Label
Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s, Britt Haas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Part I Seeing the problem and envisioning a plan -- The effects of the crash : the youth problem from New York City to Harlan County, Kentucky, and back again -- The Reed Harrison affair : youth claim their rights and freedoms at Columbia University and beyond -- The Scottsboro Boys : demands for equality from the Deep South to New York City -- The Popular Front : strength in unity, New York City organizations come together in solidarity -- Playing politics and making policy : institutionalizing a vision from New York to Washington -- The fight against fascism : the Spanish Republicans find their support in New York City -- Dissolution : World War II subverts the Zeitgeist and youth's vision for America
Control code
on1006524619
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780823277988
Lccn
2017022693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524619
Label
Fighting authoritarianism : American youth activism in the 1930s, Britt Haas
Publication
Copyright
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
Part I Seeing the problem and envisioning a plan -- The effects of the crash : the youth problem from New York City to Harlan County, Kentucky, and back again -- The Reed Harrison affair : youth claim their rights and freedoms at Columbia University and beyond -- The Scottsboro Boys : demands for equality from the Deep South to New York City -- The Popular Front : strength in unity, New York City organizations come together in solidarity -- Playing politics and making policy : institutionalizing a vision from New York to Washington -- The fight against fascism : the Spanish Republicans find their support in New York City -- Dissolution : World War II subverts the Zeitgeist and youth's vision for America
Control code
on1006524619
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780823277988
Lccn
2017022693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524619

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