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A Black Worker's Journal (African American Life) [Paperback]
Unknown Binding, 295 pages
Published December 1st 1978 by South End Press (first published 1978)
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Zach
Mar 26, 2014 Zach rated it it was amazing
Shelves: labor, ethnic-studies
Charles Denby (Simon Owens) was a black auto worker in Detroit for much of the twentieth century, a socialist closely allied with the "Marxist-humanist" philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya, and the son of sharecroppers from Lowndes County, Alabama. Denby's fascinating memoir, Indignant Heart, is an important text for anyone trying to understand the intersections of race and labor in 20th century US history and in the practice of class struggle. Denby's rich descriptions of the infrapolitical form of ...more
josh
Apr 21, 2009 josh rated it really liked it
Excellent book. Should be up there with the Autobiography of Malcolm X in importance. A great narrative and easy to read writing style.

It follows the working life of Charles Denby who was born in Alabama in 1907 and spent much of his life working in auto factories in Detroit. He goes through years of working for a lawyer in the South and his experiences with racism and the development of his own class analysis.

Ken Schaefer
May 09, 2016 Ken Schaefer rated it it was amazing
Excellent book from a worker who fought for his rights and a better system from the trenches. Must read.
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