The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (Google eBook)

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Michael Ezra
Routledge, Apr 17, 2013 - History - 220 pages
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Some books have linked economic developments to the civil rights movement, but none has taken the position that the movement was primarily an economic one. The Economic Civil Rights Movement responds to the lack of treatment that economic factors have received within civil rights scholarship. By highlighting the economic actions taken by civil rights leaders and organizations, this book helps to set the stage for narratives that recast the movement’s cultural and political significance. This collection posits that financial considerations were an important driving force behind the movement’s strategic initiatives. It argues that the movement’s economic aspects belong alongside its political and cultural impact at the narrative center of civil rights scholarship.


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Michael Ezra is associate professor of American multicultural studies and chair of the American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

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