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King and the Other AmericaThe Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality$
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Sylvie Laurent

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288560

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001

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The Prophets of Justice

The Prophets of Justice

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King and the Other America
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Sylvie Laurent

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288560.003.0003

It illuminates how black Marxists, following in their wake, navigated racial and classist frameworks, from the early days of American Labor to the New Deal, grounding their critique of capitalism on its intrinsic racism and alienation of workers. Unheard calls for social and economic justice enticed hundreds of African-Americans to embrace Marxian-inspired ideologies from the 1920s to the 1940s, either in the Communist or the Socialist parties or in their affiliated organizations

Keywords:   Communism, labor, union, radicalism, interracialism

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