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Power to the Poor : Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

By: Mantler, Gordon K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (377 p.).ISBN: 9781469608075.Subject(s): African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | Coalitions -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Hispanic Americans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century | Political activists -- United States -- Biography | Poverty -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Economic conditions -- 1961-1971 | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power to the Poor : Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974DDC classification: 305.800973 LOC classification: E185.8 .M19 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Abbreviations in the Text; Introduction; 1 The "Rediscovery" of Poverty; 2 First Experiments; 3 War, Power, and the New Politics; 4 Poverty, Peace, and King's Challenge; 5 Race and Resurrection City; 6 Multiracial Efforts, Intra-racial Gains; 7 The Limits of Coalition; 8 Making the 1970s; Epilogue: Poverty, Coalition, and Identity Politics; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. Mantler argues that while the fight against poverty held great potential for b
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Cover; Contents; Abbreviations in the Text; Introduction; 1 The "Rediscovery" of Poverty; 2 First Experiments; 3 War, Power, and the New Politics; 4 Poverty, Peace, and King's Challenge; 5 Race and Resurrection City; 6 Multiracial Efforts, Intra-racial Gains; 7 The Limits of Coalition; 8 Making the 1970s; Epilogue: Poverty, Coalition, and Identity Politics; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. Mantler argues that while the fight against poverty held great potential for b

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The often-overlooked partnership between Mexican American and African American activists of the 1960s receives much-deserved attention in this important contribution to the history of the civil rights era. Mantler (Duke Univ.) argues that race-based identity politics and class-based politics were not antithetical and produced a successful multiracial coalition, however short-lived. Both Chicano and black power activists agreed that the first phase of the civil rights movement sought equality, and the second phase assumed equality and should promote economic justice. Covering the period from the mid-1960s through the late 1970s, Mantler profiles important leaders and organizations such as the Rainbow Coalition, the National Black Political Convention, La Raza Unida, and the Poor People's Campaign. He identifies and analyzes the obstacles that prevented the coalition from developing an enduring partnership, including differing definitions of the term "justice," the Chicano attachment to land, and the sense some black power leaders held that their history of oppression allowed African Americans to be the main decision makers. Mantler, however, concludes that both groups benefited from their brief partnership, producing electoral successes beginning in the late 1970s. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. D. O. Cullen Collin College

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