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Crusading for Civil Rights

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) campaigns to eliminate racist and bigoted textbooks from classrooms, hire more black teachers, and promote Black History Month. By the ... More


Banning Subversives

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the battle over the resolution proposed by New York City Board of Education member George Timone in 1950 banning the New York City Teachers Union (TU) from operating in the ... More


The Triumph of the United Federation of Teachers and the Defeat of Social Unionism

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines an important chapter in American history: the fight between the New York City Teachers Union (TU) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to determine which brand of teacher ... More


To Be a Good American: The New York City Teachers Union and the Issue of Race During the Second World War

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) antiracist campaign during World War II. Nazi Germany's explicit ideology, with its program of racial genocide, made the issue of race ... More


Women and the Teachers Union

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role played by women in shaping the New York City Teachers Union (TU). More specifically, it considers how women's leadership helped foster union ties with parents, labor, ... More


The First Wave of Suspensions and Dismissals

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the suspension and New York City Board of Education hearings of the eight teachers belonging to the New York City Teachers Union (TU), as well as how board officials used ... More


Anti-Semitism: Rhetoric and Perception

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the issue of anti-Semitism in the campaign against the New York City Teachers Union (TU), particularly the suspension of its eight teachers in May 1950. The anti-Semitic ... More


Communist Front?: The TU During the Popular Front Era

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the claim by New York City Teachers Union (TU) opponents and some scholars that the main objective of the Communist-controlled union was not to protect the interest of teachers ... More


The Opening Salvo: Louis Jaffe, Taft-Hartley, and Minnie Gutride

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the anti-Communist purge that targeted the New York City Teachers Union (TU) during the late 1940s, when the world had divided into two hostile camps: the Soviet Union and its ... More


The War Within: Battling for the Soul of the Union

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the rise of left caucuses and their battle with the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) social democratic leadership. Communist control of the TU can be traced to the battles ... More


Introduction

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) connection with the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) and the struggle to define teacher unionism in the early and ... More


The Fight over Revocation

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a crucial period in the history of the New York City Teachers Union (TU): the revocation of its charter. The mid-1930s through early 1940s was a very difficult period for the ... More


Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Clarence Taylor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New York City Teachers Union shares a deep history with the American left, having participated in some of its most explosive battles. Established in 1916, the union maintained an early, ... More


Conclusion

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter focuses on the disbandment of the New York City Teachers Union (TU) after losing to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) in the battle for the right to become sole ... More


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