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Upsetting the Apple Cart : Black-Latino Coalitions in NYC from Protest to Public Service
Upsetting the Apple Cart : Black-Latino Coalitions in NYC from Protest to Public Service
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Upsetting the Apple Cart surveys the history of black-Latino coalitions in New
York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino
Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods, workplaces,
university campuses, and representative government in the nation's urban
Upsetting the Apple Cart makes new contributions to our understanding of protest
movements and strikes in the 1960s and 1970s and reveals the little-known role
of left-of-center organizations in New York City politics as well as the
influence of Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns on city
elections. Frederick Douglass Opie provides a social history of black and Latino
working-class collaboration in shared living and work spaces and exposes racist
suspicion and divisive jockeying among elites in political clubs and
anti-poverty programs. He ultimately offers a different interpretation of the
story of the labor, student, civil rights, and Black Power movements than has
been traditionally told. His work highlights both the largely unknown agents of
historic change in the city and the noted politicians, political strategists,
and union leaders whose careers were built on this history. Also, as Napoleon
said, "An army marches on its stomach," and Opie's history equally delves into
the role that food plays in social movements, with representative recipes from
the American South and the Caribbean included throughout.

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