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Black Women and Politics in New York City
by Julie A. Gallagher
University of Illinois Press, 2014
Paper: 978-0-252-08056-2 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09410-1 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03696-5
Library of Congress Classification E185.93.N56G35 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.042082097471

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Julie A. Gallagher documents six decades of politically active black women in New York City who waged struggles for justice, rights, and equality not through grassroots activism but through formal politics. In tracing the paths of black women activists from women's clubs and civic organizations to national politics--including appointments to presidential commissions, congressional offices, and even a presidential candidacy--Gallagher also articulates the vision of politics the women developed and its influence on the Democratic party and its policies. Deftly examining how race, gender, and the structure of the state itself shape outcomes, she exposes the layers of power and discrimination at work in all sectors of U.S. society.


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