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  • Honey, Michael Keith.
    BLACK WORKERS REMEMBER: An Oral history of Segregation, Unionism & the Freedom Struggle.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999 dj. Hardcover first edition - Accounts gathered by the author over 15 years in Memphis Tennessee. Looked at as a whole, the stories demonstrate how black workers resisted apartheid in American industry and they underscore the active role of black working people in history. Rather than seeing the civil rights movement as one led by young people and preachers in the 1950s and 60s, the book argues that the freedom struggle was the product of generations of people, including workers who organized unions, resisted Jim Crow at work, and built up their families, churches, and communities. Photographs, reference and notes, index. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-520217748.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, but overall tight and clean (appears unread) in a near fine unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33235
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  • CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball. by Lamb, Chris.
    Lamb, Chris.
    CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2012). First edition - "The campaign to desegregate baseball was one of the most important civil rights stories of the 1930s and 1940s. . . Even today, as far as most Americans know, the integration of baseball revolved around Branch Rickey's signing of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945. This book shows how Rickey's move, critical as it may well have been, came after more than a decade of work by black and left-leaning journalists to desegregate the game. Drawing on hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews with journalists, Chris Lamb reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality. He shows how white mainstream…

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    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2012). First edition - "The campaign to desegregate baseball was one of the most important civil rights stories of the 1930s and 1940s. . . Even today, as far as most Americans know, the integration of baseball revolved around Branch Rickey's signing of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945. This book shows how Rickey's move, critical as it may well have been, came after more than a decade of work by black and left-leaning journalists to desegregate the game. Drawing on hundreds of newspaper articles and interviews with journalists, Chris Lamb reveals how differently black and white newspapers, and black and white America, viewed racial equality. He shows how white mainstream sportswriters perpetuated the color line by participating in what their black counterparts called a 'conspiracy of silence.' Between 1933 and 1945, black newspapers and the Communist Daily Worker published hundreds of articles and editorials calling for an end to baseball's color line. The efforts of the alternative presses. . constitute one of baseball's - and the civil rights movement's - great untold stories." Notes, bibliography. xiii, 374 pp plus several blank pages.

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    Condition: Fine in gray illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63224
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  • COUNTY WOMAN. by Williams, Joan.
    Williams, Joan.
    COUNTY WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon novel by this underappreciated writer - the story of a woman in rural Mississippi in 1962, fifty, white and a housewife all her life, who is inspired by the civil rights movement to find meaning in her own life. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-316-942375.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 45664
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