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Up south : civil rights and Black power in Philadelphia

Matthew Countryman (Author)
"Up South traces the efforts of two generations of black Philadelphians in turn the City of Brotherly Love into a place of promise and opportunity for all. While Philadelphia rarely appears in histories of the modern civil rights struggle, the city was home to a vibrant and groundbreaking movement for racial justice in the years between World War II and the 1970s. By broadening the chronological and geographic parameters of the civil rights movement. Up south explores the origins of civil rights liberalism, the failure of the liberal program of antidiscrimination legislation and interracial coalition-building to deliver on its promise of racial equality, and the subsequent rise of the Black Power movement."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 2006
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2006
417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
9780812238945, 9780812220025, 081223894X, 0812220021
I: Race, rights, and postwar liberalism
Civil rights liberalism in Philadelphia
The other Philadelphia story
II: Northern protest movement
Don't buy where you can't work
A false democracy
Black power and the organizing tradition
III: Black power in the postindustrial city
Community control of the schools
The gender politics of movement leadership
From protest to politics