By Robin D. G. Kelley
The Alabama Communist get together was once made of operating humans and not using a Euro-American radical political culture: devoutly non secular and semiliterate black workers and sharecroppers, and a handful of whites, together with unemployed business staff, housewives, formative years, and renegade liberals. during this e-book, Robin D. G. Kelley finds how the reviews and identities of those humans from Alabama's farms, factories, mines, kitchens, and town streets formed the Party's strategies and detailed political tradition. the end result was once a remarkably resilient move cast in a racist international that had little tolerance for radicals.
After discussing the book's origins and influence in a brand new preface written for this twenty-fifth-anniversary version, Kelley displays on what a militantly antiracist, radical move within the middle of Dixie may educate modern social routine confronting rampant inequality, police violence, mass incarceration, and neoliberalism.
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Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression by Robin D. G. Kelley