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The Resource Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City

Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City

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Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City
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Black firefighters and the FDNY
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the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City
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eng
Summary
For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to gain access to and equal opportunity within the FDNY. Tracing this struggle for jobs and justice from 1898 to the present, David Goldberg details the ways each generation of firefighters confronted overt and institutionalized racism. An important chapter in the histories of both Black social movements and independent workplace organizing, this book demonstrates how Black firefighters in New York helped to create affirmative action from the "bottom up," while simultaneously revealing how white resistance to these efforts shaped white working-class conservatism and myths of American meritocracy. Full of colorful characters and rousing stories drawn from oral histories, discrimination suits, and the archives of the Vulcan Society (the fraternal society of Black firefighters in New York), this book sheds new light on the impact of Black firefighters in the fight for civil rights
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Midwest
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1972-
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Goldberg, David A.
Dewey number
331.6/39607307471
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
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  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • African American fire fighters
  • African Americans
  • Fire departments
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adult
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Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12051401
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469633633
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12051401
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remote
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12051401
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12051401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633633
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12051401
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051401
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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