Includes bibliographical references (pages -146) and index.
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.
"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.