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Author Howard, Walter T., 1951-

Title We shall be free! : black communist protests in seven voices / Walter T. Howard
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013
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Contents B.D. Amis -- Harry Haywood -- James W. Ford -- Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. -- Louise Thompson Patterson -- William Patterson -- Claudia Jones
Summary A groundbreaking contribution to scholarship of the African American Left, We Shall Be Free! gives voice to black Communists and recognizes the intellectual contributions found in their protest writings. Walter Howard provides a fascinating documentary history of seven diverse and historically significant black Communists--B.D. Amis, Harry Haywood, James W. Ford, Benjamin J. Davis, Jr., Louise Thompson Patterson, William Patterson, and Claudia Jones--who attempted to foster a black culture of resistance to white racism within the workings of the Communist Party. Howard dra
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African American communists.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights and socialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299191320
1439908591 (cloth alk. paper)
1439908613 (electronic bk.)
9781439908594 (cloth alk. paper)
9781439908617 (electronic bk.)