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No There There: Race, Class, and Political Community in Oakland

Chris Rhomberg


Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the 1920s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the 1940s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the 1960s, Oakland, California, seems to encapsulate in one city the broad and varied sweep of urban social movements in twentieth-century America. Taking Oakland as a case study of urban politics and society in the United States, this book examines the city's successive episodes of popular insurgency for what they can tell about critical discontinuities in the American experience of urban political community.

Keywords: Ku Klux Klan, Oakland, California, labor protests, civil rights, black power, urban politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520236189
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520236189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Rhomberg, author