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The Resource Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice, Keith Gilyard

Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice, Keith Gilyard

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Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice
Title
Louise Thompson Patterson
Title remainder
a life of struggle for justice
Statement of responsibility
Keith Gilyard
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Born in 1901, Louise Thompson Patterson was a leading and transformative figure in radical African American politics. Throughout most of the twentieth century she embodied a dedicated resistance to racial, economic, and gender exploitation. In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard tells her compelling story, from her childhood on the West Coast, where she suffered isolation and persecution, to her participation in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. In the 1930s and 1940s she became central, along with Paul Robeson, to the labor movement, and later, in the 1950s, she steered proto-black-feminist activities. Patterson was also crucial to the efforts in the 1970s to free political prisoners, most notably Angela Davis. In the 1980s and 1990s she continued to work as a progressive activist and public intellectual. To read her story is to witness the courage, sacrifice, vision, and discipline of someone who spent decades working to achieve justice and liberation for all
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice, Keith Gilyard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Louise Alone, 1901-1916 -- California community, 1917-1925 -- Shades of control, 1925-1928 -- Harlem kaleidoscope, 1928-1932 -- Madam Moscow, 1932 -- The struggle has nine lives, 1932-1934 -- Popular fronts, 1935-1937 -- Ba ba ba bop, 1937-1940 -- Bronzeville brigades, 1941-1949 -- Sojourns and sojourners, 1949-1959 -- A fairer public hearing, 1960-1969 -- Confirming commitments, 1970-1984 -- Still reaching, 1984-1999
Control code
sky2ocm87830665
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780822369929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017015438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Louise Thompson Patterson : a life of struggle for justice, Keith Gilyard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Louise Alone, 1901-1916 -- California community, 1917-1925 -- Shades of control, 1925-1928 -- Harlem kaleidoscope, 1928-1932 -- Madam Moscow, 1932 -- The struggle has nine lives, 1932-1934 -- Popular fronts, 1935-1937 -- Ba ba ba bop, 1937-1940 -- Bronzeville brigades, 1941-1949 -- Sojourns and sojourners, 1949-1959 -- A fairer public hearing, 1960-1969 -- Confirming commitments, 1970-1984 -- Still reaching, 1984-1999
Control code
sky2ocm87830665
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780822369929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017015438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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