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In Love and Struggle : The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs (Hardcover) (Stephen M.
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James and Grace Lee Boggs were two largely unsung but critically important figures in the black freedom struggle. James Boggs was the son of an Alabama sharecropper who came to Detroit during the Great Migration, becoming an automobile worker and a union leader. Grace Lee was a Chinese American scholar who studied Hegel, worked with Caribbean political theorist C. L. R. James, and moved to Detroit to work toward a new American revolution. As husband and wife, the couple was influential in the early stages of what would become the Black Power movement, laying the intellectual foundation for labor and urban struggles during one of the most active social movement periods in modern U.S. history.Stephen Ward details both the personal and the political dimensions of the Boggses' lives, highlighting the vital contributions these two figures made to black activist thinking. At once a dual biography of two crucial figures and a vivid portrait of Detroit as a center of activism, Ward's book restores the Boggses, and the intellectual strain of black radicalism they shaped, to their rightful place in postwar American history.
Number of Pages: 433
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, Labor + Industrial Relations, Sociology / Urban
Series Title: Justice, Power, and Politics
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
Author: Stephen M. Ward
Street Date: November 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8921