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Author Lewis-Colman, David M., 1970-

Title Race against liberalism : Black workers and the UAW in Detroit / David M. Lewis-Colman.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  331.6396073 LEWI MJ17    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 150 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series The working class in American history.
Working class in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [137]-146) and index.
Contents 1. Ambivalent Solidarity -- 2. A Negro Caucus -- 3. Communism and Civil Rights -- 4. The Triumph of Racial Liberalism -- 5. The Trade Union Leadership Council -- 6. Black-Power Caucuses.
Summary "Race against Liberalism: Black Workers and the UAW in Detroit examines how black workers' activism in Detroit shaped the racial politics of the labor movement and the white working class. Tracing substantive, long-standing disagreements between liberals and black workers who embraced autonomous race-based action, David M. Lewis-Colman shows how black autoworkers placed themselves at the center of Detroit's working-class politics and sought to forge a kind of working-class unity that accommodated their interests as African Americans."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO) -- History.
African American labor union members -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.
African American automobile industry workers -- Labor unions -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.
Racism -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.
ISBN 9780252033001 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252033000 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252075056 (paperback: alk. paper)
0252075056 (paperback: alk. paper)