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The Resource Hammer and hoe : Alabama Communists during the Great Depression, Robin D.G. Kelley

Hammer and hoe : Alabama Communists during the Great Depression, Robin D.G. Kelley

Label
Hammer and hoe : Alabama Communists during the Great Depression
Title
Hammer and hoe
Title remainder
Alabama Communists during the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Robin D.G. Kelley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking contribution to the history of the "long Civil Rights movement," Hammer and Hoe tells the story of how, during the 1930s and 40s, Communists took on Alabama's repressive, racist police state to fight for economic justice, civil and political rights, and racial equality. The Alabama Communist Party was made up of working people without a Euro-American radical political tradition: devoutly religious and semiliterate black laborers and sharecroppers, and a handful of whites, including unemployed industrial workers, housewives, youth, and renegade liberals. In this book, Robin D. G. Kelley reveals how the experiences and identities of these people from Alabama's farms, factories, mines, kitchens, and city streets shaped the Party's tactics and unique political culture. The result was a remarkably resilient movement forged in a racist world that had little tolerance for radicals. After discussing the book's origins and impact in a new preface written for this twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, Kelley reflects on what a militantly antiracist, radical movement in the heart of Dixie might teach contemporary social movements confronting rampant inequality, police violence, mass incarceration, and neoliberalism
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelley, Robin D. G
Dewey number
324.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HX91.A2
LC item number
K45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism
  • Communists
  • Depressions
Label
Hammer and hoe : Alabama Communists during the Great Depression, Robin D.G. Kelley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "With a new preface by the author."
  • Previous edition: 1990
Bar code
31223113398649
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An invisible army: jobs, relief, and the birth of a movement -- 2. In Egyptland: the share croppers' union -- 3. Organize or starve! : communists, labor, and antiradial violence -- 4. In the heart of the trouble : race, sex, and the ILD -- 5. Negroes ain' Black-but Red! : Black communists and the culture of opposition -- 6. The road to legality : the popular front in Birmingham, 1935-1937 -- 7. The CIO's in Dixie! -- 8. Old slaves, new deal : communists and the WPA -- 9. The popular front in rural Alabama -- 10. The democratic front -- 11. The march of southern youth! -- Epilogue. Fade to Black : the invisible army in war, revolution, and beyond
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition.
Extent
xxxix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781469625485
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 906234530
  • (OCoLC)906234530
Label
Hammer and hoe : Alabama Communists during the Great Depression, Robin D.G. Kelley
Publication
Note
  • "With a new preface by the author."
  • Previous edition: 1990
Bar code
31223113398649
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An invisible army: jobs, relief, and the birth of a movement -- 2. In Egyptland: the share croppers' union -- 3. Organize or starve! : communists, labor, and antiradial violence -- 4. In the heart of the trouble : race, sex, and the ILD -- 5. Negroes ain' Black-but Red! : Black communists and the culture of opposition -- 6. The road to legality : the popular front in Birmingham, 1935-1937 -- 7. The CIO's in Dixie! -- 8. Old slaves, new deal : communists and the WPA -- 9. The popular front in rural Alabama -- 10. The democratic front -- 11. The march of southern youth! -- Epilogue. Fade to Black : the invisible army in war, revolution, and beyond
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Twenty-fifth Anniversary edition.
Extent
xxxix, 369 pages
Isbn
9781469625485
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 906234530
  • (OCoLC)906234530

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