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The Resource A road to peace and freedom : the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker

A road to peace and freedom : the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker

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A road to peace and freedom : the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954
Title
A road to peace and freedom
Title remainder
the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Zecker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The International Workers Order was an American consortium of ethnic mutual self-insurance societies that advocated for unemployment insurance, Social Security and vibrant industrial unions. This interracial leftist organization guaranteed the healthcare of its 180,000 white, black, Hispanic and Arabic working-class members. But what accounted for the popularity-and eventual notoriety-of this Order? Mining extensive primary sources, Robert Zecker gives voice to the workers in "A Road to Peace and Freedom." He describes the group's economic goals, commitment to racial justice, and activism, from lobbying to end segregation and lynching in America to defeating fascism abroad. Zecker also illustrates the panoply of entertainment, sports, and educational activities designed to cultivate the minds and bodies of members. However, the IWO was led by Communists, and the Order was targeted for red-baiting during the Cold War, subject to government surveillance, and ultimately "liquidated." Zecker explains how the dismantling of the IWO and the general suppression of left-wing dissenting views on economic egalitarianism and racial equality had deleterious effects for the entire country. Moreover, Zecker shows why the sobering lesson of the IWO remains prescient today
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
331.88/6097309041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HD6475.A2
LC item number
I867 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A road to peace and freedom : the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A practical demonstration in democracy: the IWO -- A plan for plenty: the IWO tames capitalism -- We dare entertain thoughts not to the liking of present-day bigots: race, civil rights and the IWO -- A mandolin orchestra could attract a lot of attention: interracial fun -- Foreign policy and the IWO -- A fraternal order sentenced to death!: government suppression -- Conclusion
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JSTOR1026493591
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439915172
Lccn
2017035619
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt211s4sj
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • on1026493591
  • (OCoLC)1026493591
Label
A road to peace and freedom : the International Workers Order and the struggle for economic justice and civil rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A practical demonstration in democracy: the IWO -- A plan for plenty: the IWO tames capitalism -- We dare entertain thoughts not to the liking of present-day bigots: race, civil rights and the IWO -- A mandolin orchestra could attract a lot of attention: interracial fun -- Foreign policy and the IWO -- A fraternal order sentenced to death!: government suppression -- Conclusion
Control code
JSTOR1026493591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439915172
Lccn
2017035619
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt211s4sj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1026493591
  • (OCoLC)1026493591

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