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The Resource Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950, by Gordon Andrews

Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950, by Gordon Andrews

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Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950
Title
Undoing Plessy
Title remainder
Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950
Statement of responsibility
by Gordon Andrews
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Undoing Plessy: Charles Hamilton Houston, Race, Labor and the Law, 1895-1950 explores the manner in which African Americans countered racialized impediments, attacking their legal underpinnings during the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, Undoing Plessy explores the professional life of Charles Hamilton Houston, and the way it informs our understanding of change in the pre-Brown era. Houston dedicated his life to the emancipation of oppressed people, and was inspired early-on to choose the law as a tool to become, in his own words, a "social engineer." Further, Houston's life provides a unique lens through which one may more accurately view the threads of race, labor, and the law as they are woven throughout American society. Houston understood the difficulties facing black workers in America, and, by marshaling his considerable skills as an attorney and leader, was able to construct a strategy that fought for full integration by changing the laws of the United States at the highest level. With unparalleled success, Houston developed a three-pronged strategy from 1925-1950 that focused on the courts, the workplace, and politics, securing the expansion of labor rights and civil rights for African Americans. Better than most, Charles Houston understood that the right to work was inherently necessary to achieve real, not just perceived, freedom. To that end, Undoing Plessy situates Houston's life within the contested cultural and political realities of his time, expanding our understanding of what it meant to work and be free in America during the first half of the twentieth century. In particular, these gains were achieved in areas significant to workers, including education, the workplace, access to unions, housing, and equality before the law at the local, state, and federal levels. To understand Charles Houston's contributions on behalf of those who labored in the black community, and more broadly in American society, his life is contextualized within the long Civil Rights Movement. Houston's work was intimately connected with many profound efforts to liberate those who were oppressed. Undoing Plessy examines his strategies and accomplishments, helping us to further understand the complexities of change in the pre-Brown Era, and offers us compelling insights into dilemmas currently facing those in the workplace. Book jacket
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YDXCP
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Andrews, Gordon P
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.H644
LC item number
A53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Houston, Charles Hamilton
  • Houston, Charles Hamilton
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Constitutional history
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
Label
Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950, by Gordon Andrews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-236) 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
  • part three. Undoing Plessy
  • Incorporating rights : the nexus of race, labor, and the state
  • The
  • political economy of Scottsboro
  • The
  • pull of the NAACP and a second Scottsboro
  • Race, presidential power, and agency
  • Houston, the NAACP, and labor
  • The
  • balance of power, 1940-1945
  • Part one.
  • Without prejudice or bias
  • Establishing Plessy
  • Conflict and progress in the nadir
  • Plessy and its aftermath
  • part two.
  • Confronting Plessy
  • Saving the world for democracy
  • Exporting race : World War One and segregation
Control code
869434487
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781443854016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869434487
Label
Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950, by Gordon Andrews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-236) 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
  • part three. Undoing Plessy
  • Incorporating rights : the nexus of race, labor, and the state
  • The
  • political economy of Scottsboro
  • The
  • pull of the NAACP and a second Scottsboro
  • Race, presidential power, and agency
  • Houston, the NAACP, and labor
  • The
  • balance of power, 1940-1945
  • Part one.
  • Without prejudice or bias
  • Establishing Plessy
  • Conflict and progress in the nadir
  • Plessy and its aftermath
  • part two.
  • Confronting Plessy
  • Saving the world for democracy
  • Exporting race : World War One and segregation
Control code
869434487
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781443854016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869434487

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