Title

Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

January 2013

Abstract

Uncovers overlooked early history of the law-related aspects of national civil rights organizingDisproves standard assumptions that significant national civil rights organizing started in the 1930sDates the commencement of the dual strategy of civil rights test case litigation coupled with national organization building to the 1880s, rather than the 1930s as commonly assumedShows that early civil rights activists were pursuing a racial justice strategy that blended political and civil rights equality with social welfare and economic fairness concerns

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