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Author Krochmal, Max, author

Title Blue Texas : the making of a multiracial Democratic coalition in the Civil Rights era / Max Krochmal
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 537 pages)
Series Justice, Power, and Politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Contents People are power: the mass uprising and the maverick coalition -- Segregation is an economic problem: black workers win the right to vote -- Forcing us together in self-defense: the Cold War, the black vote and the liberal movement -- Minorities combine: G.J. Sutton, Albert Peña, and the Democrats of Texas -- Unions are needed so desperately here: the rebirth of the labor movement and the seeds of the Bexar coalition -- We shall be heard: rights in black and brown from the sit-ins to Viva Kennedy -- Trying to reach substantially unanimous agreement on limited political targets: the "Latin vote" and the first democratic coalition -- Separating the wheat from the chaff: intra-racial divides beget inter-racial unity -- They'll never separate us again: the multiracial democratic coalition on the march -- New power for the Texas minorities: winning the battles, losing the war
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Political activity -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Electoral coalitions -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Political activity -- Texas.
Minorities -- Political activity -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Political participation -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469628031 (electronic bk.)
9781469628035 (electronic bk.)