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This Community Is Being Criminalized

Matthew Vaz (ed.)

in Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the politics of gambling in New York City. A long tradition of demands for black autonomy in the gambling business confronted a well developed system of gambling corruption in ... More


Postwar Civic and Civil Rights Unionism: The Vulcan Society’s Golden Age, 1946–1963

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts the growth of the Vulcan Society in both numbers and stature during the postwar era. Led by Wesley Williams’ protégé, Robert Lowery, this second generation of Black firefighters ... More


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Joshua M. Zeitz

in White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830956
eISBN:
9781469602691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872802_zeitz.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The 1960s saw Jews and Catholics in New York City converge in their position on race relations. Both groups began the decade as strong supporters of integration but eventually turned into skeptics of ... More


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