By Shana Bernstein
In her first ebook, Shana Bernstein reinterprets U.S. civil rights activism by way of its roots within the interracial efforts of Mexican, African, Jewish, and jap americans in mid-century l. a.. increasing the body of old research past black/white and North/South, Bernstein finds that significant family activism for racial equality endured from the Nineteen Thirties in the course of the Fifties. She stresses how this coalition-building used to be facilitated by means of the chilly warfare weather, as activists sought safety and legitimacy during this conservative period. Emphasizing the numerous connections among ethno-racial groups and among the USA and international opinion, Bridges of Reform demonstrates the long term position western towns like l. a. performed in shaping American race relations.
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