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“After that paper, there would be no turning back”

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter brings forth the debate which was initiated in black Women's Liberation groups as well as white groups over men being regarded as being the oppressors of women. Groups were formed among ... More


Support for Women's Liberation on the Left, New and Old

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the help extended by the Left to weomen's liberation movements. The term “Old Left” is used for describing Marxist-inspired parties and individuals and the term “New Left” refers ... More


Forging a Community of Radical Intellectuals and Activists: Black Women, the Black Left, and the Communist Party USA in the 1930s and 1940s

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the continuity between the radical politics of the 1930s and that of the 1950s. Examining the roots of their affiliations with the organized US left, it details the ways black ... More


In Defense of Black Womanhood: Race, Gender, Class, and the Politics of Interracial Solidarity, 1945–1951

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the writings of black women radicals such as Thelma Dale Perkins, Beulah Richardson, Alice Childress, and Claudia Jones, who engaged public conversation over dominant ... More


Race and Gender at Work: From the Labor Journalism of Marvel Cooke to Vicki Garvin and the National Negro Labor Council, 1935–1956

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Drawing on the work and writings of Marvel Cooke and Vicki Garvin, this chapter explores how black women analyzed—and resisted—the dual impact of gender and race discrimination in the labor market ... More


From Freedom to Freedomways: Black Women Radicals and the Black Freedom Movement in the 1960s and 1970s

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the extension of black women radicals' activism and political vision beyond the 1950s. It outlines the key strategies that allowed many of them to continue their work for such a ... More


Introduction

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to document a network of black women leftists who became politicized in the 1930s and 1940s, and defiantly maintained communist ... More


Reframing Civil Rights Activism during the Cold War: The Rosa Lee Ingram Case, 1948–1959

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the political strategies and organizing that shaped black women radicals' activism in the celebrated fight to free Rosa Lee Ingram, a black woman convicted, along with two of ... More


Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Dayo F. Gore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks' 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this ... More


“Territorio Libre”: Upheaval in the Vietnam War Era

Roberta Gold

in When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038181
eISBN:
9780252095986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the work of young radicals in the Black Panthers, Young Lords Party, student left, and lower-profile neighborhood groups who sought to establish community say over housing ... More


The Politics of Form: The Golden Notebook and Women’s Radical Literary Tradition

Rowena Kennedy-Epstein

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In A Proper Marriage (1954), Martha Quest wants to ‘break the nightmare of repetition’ that has shaped the twentieth century — the seemly unending cycle of patriarchy, nationalism, war, colonialism, ... More


Conclusion: Centering Black Women on the Left

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes. This book sought to insert both the analysis of black women radicals and their collective experiences into the history of postwar radicalism by ... More


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