The Resource "A Road to Peace and Freedom" : The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker

"A Road to Peace and Freedom" : The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker

Label
"A Road to Peace and Freedom" : The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954
Title
"A Road to Peace and Freedom"
Title remainder
The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Zecker
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The International Workers Order was an American consortium of ethnic mutual self-insurance societies that advocated for unemployment insurance, Social Security and vibrant industrial unions. This interracial leftist organization guaranteed the healthcare of its 180,000 white, black, Hispanic and Arabic working-class members. But what accounted for the popularity-and eventual notoriety-of this Order? Mining extensive primary sources, Robert Zecker gives voice to the workers in "A Road to Peace and Freedom." He describes the group's economic goals, commitment to racial justice, and activism, from lobbying to end segregation and lynching in America to defeating fascism abroad. Zecker also illustrates the panoply of entertainment, sports, and educational activities designed to cultivate the minds and bodies of members. However, the IWO was led by Communists, and the Order was targeted for red-baiting during the Cold War, subject to government surveillance, and ultimately "liquidated." Zecker explains how the dismantling of the IWO and the general suppression of left-wing dissenting views on economic egalitarianism and racial equality had deleterious effects for the entire country. Moreover, Zecker shows why the sobering lesson of the IWO remains prescient today
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Zecker, Robert
Dewey number
331.88/6097309041
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6475.A2
LC item number
I867 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Civil rights and socialism
  • Labor movement
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • International labor activities
  • International Workers Order
Label
"A Road to Peace and Freedom" : The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-347) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A practical demonstration in democracy: the IWO -- A plan for plenty: the IWO tames capitalism -- We dare entertain thoughts not to the liking of present-day bigots: race, civil rights and the IWO -- A mandolin orchestra could attract a lot of attention: interracial fun -- Foreign policy and the IWO -- A fraternal order sentenced to death!: government suppression -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages )
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9781439915172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001796168
  • (OCoLC)1103681199
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse73570
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001796168
Label
"A Road to Peace and Freedom" : The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954, Robert M. Zecker
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-347) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A practical demonstration in democracy: the IWO -- A plan for plenty: the IWO tames capitalism -- We dare entertain thoughts not to the liking of present-day bigots: race, civil rights and the IWO -- A mandolin orchestra could attract a lot of attention: interracial fun -- Foreign policy and the IWO -- A fraternal order sentenced to death!: government suppression -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages )
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9781439915172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001796168
  • (OCoLC)1103681199
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse73570
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001796168

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