The Resource Opposing Jim Crow : African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937, Meredith L. Roman, (electronic book)

Opposing Jim Crow : African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937, Meredith L. Roman, (electronic book)

Label
Opposing Jim Crow : African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937
Title
Opposing Jim Crow
Title remainder
African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937
Statement of responsibility
Meredith L. Roman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Before the Nazis came to power in Germany, Soviet officials labeled the United States the most racist country in the world. Photographs, children's stories, films, newspaper articles, political education campaigns, and court proceedings exposed the hypocrisy of America's racial democracy. In contrast, the Soviets represented the USSR itself as a superior society where racism was absent and identified African Americans as valued allies in resisting an imminent imperialist war against the first workers' state. Meredith L. Roman's Opposing Jim Crow examines the period between 1928 and 1937, when the promotion of antiracism by party and trade union officials in Moscow became a priority policy. Soviet leaders stood to gain considerable propagandistic value at home and abroad by drawing attention to U.S. racism, their actions simultaneously directed attention to the routine violation of human rights that African Americans suffered as citizens of the United States. Soviet policy also challenged the prevailing white supremacist notion that blacks were biologically inferior and thus unworthy of equality with whites. African Americans of various political and socioeconomic backgrounds became indispensable contributors to Soviet antiracism and helped officials in Moscow challenge the United States' claim to be the world's beacon of democracy and freedom."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Roman, Meredith L.
Dewey number
305.800947
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.4
LC item number
.R66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Anti-racism
  • Racism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Opposing Jim Crow : African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937, Meredith L. Roman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10571298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Opposing Jim Crow : African Americans and the Soviet indictment of U.S. racism, 1928 - 1937, Meredith L. Roman, (electronic book)
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10571298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 301 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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