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Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Max Krochmal

Abstract

Beginning in the 1930s, Max Krochmal tells the story of the decades-long struggle for democracy in Texas, when African American, Mexican American, and white labor and community activists gradually came together to empower the state’s marginalized minorities. At the ballot box and in the streets, these diverse activists demanded not only integration but economic justice, labor rights, and real political power for all. Their efforts gave rise to the Democratic Coalition of the 1960s, a militant, multiracial alliance that would take on and eventually overthrow both Jim Crow and Juan Crow. Using r ... More

Keywords: Texas, Civil Rights, Labor, Jim Crow, Mexican American, Social Justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626758
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626758.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Krochmal, author
Texas Christian University