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Reluctant Reformers: The Impact of Racism on American Social Reform Movements

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Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 28th 1983 by Howard University Press (first published 1974)
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Unwisely
Apr 12, 2015 Unwisely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not actually going for a 70's theme, (despite having just read Games Mother Never Taught You. This was one of the zillion books recommended in Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond. And my library had it, so here we are.

This book covers six movements from American history - including abolition, labor, and woman's suffrage. The one I knew the most about going in was feminism. In the 90's we heard a lot about how white women wanted the vote because they were ra
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Mickey Ellinger
This book was one of those that moved me from perception (seeing that the social justice organizations of well-meaning white people foundered on their white blind spots) to concept, with Allen's analysis of how white supremacy has undermined all our movements for justice. I read it first in the mid-70s, have read it half a dozen times since, find something useful every reading, share it with new readers whenever I can.
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This is a path-breaking book on racism and radical movements in the US. Very, very impressive.
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