Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era / Edition 1

Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era / Edition 1

by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
ISBN-10:
0807833126
ISBN-13:
9780807833124
Pub. Date:
12/01/2009
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
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Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era / Edition 1

In the 1930s, the Roosevelt administration refused to endorse legislation that openly sought to improve political, economic, and social conditions for African Americans, but they did recognize and celebrate African Americans, says Sklaroff, by offering federal support to notable black intellectuals, celebrities, and artists. Sklaroff argues that these New Deal programs represent a key moment in the history of American race relations, as the cultural arena provided black men and women with unique employment opportunities and new outlets for political expression.

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ISBN-13: 9780807833124
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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