White : the biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP / Kenneth Robert Janken.

Author
Janken, Kenneth Robert, 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Description
xvi, 477 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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"In this major political biography of one of America's most important civil rights figures, Kenneth Robert Janken breaks important new ground in the history of the struggle for racial justice in the United States." "Deeply researched and richly documented, White's biography provides a revealing perspective on the leading political and cultural figures of his time - including W.E.B. Du Bois, Eleanor Roosevelt, and James Weldon Johnson - and an unrivalled glimpse into the contentious world of civil rights politics and activism in the pre-civil rights era."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-457) and index.
Contents
  • Becoming Black
  • Witness for the prosecution
  • Ambitions
  • Socializing and civil rights in the Harlem Renaissance
  • A crooked path to power
  • A hard decade
  • Walter, Eleanor, and Franklin : the federal antilynching campaign, 1933-1940
  • Radicals, liberals, and labor : the NAACP in the New Deal and the Great Depression
  • Live from the war zones : Hollywood, Harlem, Europe, and the Pacific
  • The making of a Cold War liberal
  • Looking for a larger pond
  • "Mr. NAACP" is dead : the legacy of Walter White.
ISBN
  • 1565847733
  • 9781565847736
LCCN
2002141438
OCLC
49872637
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