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The Resource James and Esther Cooper Jackson : love and courage in the Black freedom movement, Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

James and Esther Cooper Jackson : love and courage in the Black freedom movement, Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

Label
James and Esther Cooper Jackson : love and courage in the Black freedom movement
Title
James and Esther Cooper Jackson
Title remainder
love and courage in the Black freedom movement
Statement of responsibility
Sara Rzeszutek Haviland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson grew up understanding that opportunities came differently for blacks and whites, men and women, rich and poor. In turn, they devoted their lives to the fight for equality, serving as career activists throughout the black freedom movement. Having grown up in Virginia during the depths of the Great Depression, the Jacksons also saw a path to racial equality through the Communist Party. This choice in political affiliation would come to shape and define not only their participation in the black freedom movement but also the course of their own marriage as the Cold War years unfolded. Drawing upon a rich collection of correspondence, organizational literature, and interviews with the Jacksons themselves, Haviland follows the couple through the years as they bore witness to economic inequality, war, political oppression, and victory in the face of injustice. Her study reveals a portrait of a remarkable pair who lived during a transformative period of American history and whose story offers a vital narrative of persistence, love, and activism across the long arc of the black freedom movement
Cataloging source
DLC
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Haviland, Sara Rzeszutek
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.J245
LC item number
H28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, James E
  • Jackson, Esther Cooper
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American political activists
  • African American communists
  • Married people
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
Label
James and Esther Cooper Jackson : love and courage in the Black freedom movement, Sara Rzeszutek Haviland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Love and activism -- Jack and Esther's paths to activism and each other -- Radical marriage on the front lines of the double victory campaign -- The demise of the Black popular front in the postwar period -- Family and the Black freedom movement in the early Cold War years -- The Communist Party USA and Black freedom in the 1950s -- Radical journalism in the civil rights years -- Freedomways, the Communist Party USA, and Black freedom in the post-civil rights years -- Conclusion: Esther and Jack in American history
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813166254
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015025674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2015025674
System control number
  • sky278767171
  • (OCoLC)908071891
  • 916330
Label
James and Esther Cooper Jackson : love and courage in the Black freedom movement, Sara Rzeszutek Haviland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Love and activism -- Jack and Esther's paths to activism and each other -- Radical marriage on the front lines of the double victory campaign -- The demise of the Black popular front in the postwar period -- Family and the Black freedom movement in the early Cold War years -- The Communist Party USA and Black freedom in the 1950s -- Radical journalism in the civil rights years -- Freedomways, the Communist Party USA, and Black freedom in the post-civil rights years -- Conclusion: Esther and Jack in American history
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813166254
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015025674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2015025674
System control number
  • sky278767171
  • (OCoLC)908071891
  • 916330

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