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A week-by-week account from 1939 to 1945 of efforts to advance the Black rights struggle in face of patriotic appeals to postpone resistance to lynch-mob terror and racist discrimination until after U.S. “victory” in World War II. These struggles—of a piece with rising anti-imperialist battles in Africa, Asia, and the Americas—helped lay the basis for the mass civil rights movement in the postwar decades.
Chronology, glossary, notes, index. Now with enlarged type.