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For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932
     

For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932

by Lisa G. Materson
 

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For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932

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For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932

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The book is exhaustively researched, meticulously analyzed, and does justice to the complex ways that those who are politically motivated function inside the limitations of a two-party system.—The Journal of American History

Materson has done an admirable job of placing the political activities of local African American women in a larger context. . . . [She] aptly reveals how African American women jockeyed for position to push forward their political interests.—Journal of Southern History

Well-organized, nicely written, and makes an important contribution to our knowledge of African American women's history and politics, and to our understanding of the sometimes messy and complicated processes by which political realignments occur.—Indiana Magazine of History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469600895
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Materson draws a compelling portrait of the experiences of migrant women and the ways in which they used their ballots in Chicago to engage in 'proxy politics' on behalf of disfranchised southerners. Readers will learn a great deal about politics in the 'woman's era,' about coalitions and divisions within the black community, and about the roots of African Americans' electoral realignment during the New Deal years. This is an impressive work of scholarship and an important book.—Rebecca Edwards, Vassar College

Meet the Author

Lisa G. Materson is associate professor of history at the University of California at Davis.

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