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The Resource Black politics in New Deal Atlanta, Karen Ferguson

Black politics in New Deal Atlanta, Karen Ferguson

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Black politics in New Deal Atlanta
Title
Black politics in New Deal Atlanta
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, Atlanta had the South's largest population of college-educated African Americans. The dictates of Jim Crow meant that these men and women were almost entirely excluded from public life, but as Karen Ferguson demonstrates, Roosevelt's New Deal opened unprecedented opportunities for black Atlantans struggling to achieve full citizenship. Black reformers, often working within federal agencies as social workers and administrators, saw the inclusion of African Americans in New Deal social welfare programs as a chance to prepare black Atlantans to take their rightful place in the political and social mainstream. They also worked to build a constituency they could mobilize for civil rights, in the process facilitating a shift from elite reform to the mass mobilization that marked the postwar black freedom struggle. Although these reformers' efforts were an essential prelude to civil rights activism, Ferguson argues that they also had lasting negative repercussions, embedded as they were in the politics of respectability. By attempting to impose bourgeois behavioral standards on the black community, elite reformers stratified it into those they determined deserving to participate in federal social welfare programs and those they consigned to remain at the margins of civic life."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferguson, Karen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American social reformers
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Label
Black politics in New Deal Atlanta, Karen Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-326) 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
The wheel within a wheel: black Atlanta and the reform elite -- A road not taken: the radical response to the Great Depression -- Carpetbaggers and scalawags: the new politics of the new deal -- Lifting the taboo: the Black New Deal in Atlanta -- Unwanted attention: Black workers and the New Deal -- The new face of Black activism -- A jungle world breeding jungle life: the white campaign for slum clearance and public housing -- A laboratory for citizenship: the Black campaign for slum clearance and public housing -- The inner wheel breaks out: wartime Atlanta and the urban league
Control code
l82001059836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 336 p.
Isbn
9780807853702
Lccn
2001059836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Black politics in New Deal Atlanta, Karen Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-326) 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
The wheel within a wheel: black Atlanta and the reform elite -- A road not taken: the radical response to the Great Depression -- Carpetbaggers and scalawags: the new politics of the new deal -- Lifting the taboo: the Black New Deal in Atlanta -- Unwanted attention: Black workers and the New Deal -- The new face of Black activism -- A jungle world breeding jungle life: the white campaign for slum clearance and public housing -- A laboratory for citizenship: the Black campaign for slum clearance and public housing -- The inner wheel breaks out: wartime Atlanta and the urban league
Control code
l82001059836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 336 p.
Isbn
9780807853702
Lccn
2001059836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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