Reframing Randolph : labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang.

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English
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New York : New York University Press, [2015]
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xii, 282 pages ; 24 cm.

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At One Time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America's multifaceted radical tradition, a leading spokesman for Black America, and a potent symbol of trade unionism and civil rights agitation for nearly half a century. But with the dissolution of the BSCP in the 1970s and the overall silencing of labor history in U.S. popular discourse, he has been largely forgotten among large segments of the general public before whom he once loomed so large. The editors of Refraining Randolph have taken Randolphs dusty portrait down from the wall to reexamine and reframe it, allowing scholars to regard him in new, and often competing, lights. The contributors represent the diverse ways that historians have approached the importance of his long and complex career in the main political, social, and cultural currents of twentieth-century African American history specifically, and twentieth-century U.S. history overall. The central goal of Refraining Randolph is to achieve a combination of synthetic and critical reappraisal. Book jacket.
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"Foreword / Arlene Holt Baker -- A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang -- Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr. -- A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen -- Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph's working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor -- Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph's rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins -- "The spirit and strategy of the United Front": Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman -- Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert -- Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander -- The "Void at the Center of the Story": The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones -- No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • "Foreword / Arlene Holt Baker
  • A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang
  • Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr.
  • A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen
  • Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph's working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor
  • Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph's rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins
  • The spirit and strategy of the United Front: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman
  • Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert
  • Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander
  • The "Void at the Center of the Story": The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones
  • No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.
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Labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph
ISBN
  • 9780814785942 ((hbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0814785948 ((hbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2014024576
OCLC
896806605
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  • 40024466846
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