NMC Library
Goldberg, David A., 1972-

Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City / David Goldberg. - x, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. - Justice, power, and politics . - Justice, power, and politics. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department -- The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934 -- Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945 -- Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963 -- A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism -- From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation -- The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999 -- Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.

9781469633626 (cloth : alk. paper)


New York (N.Y.). Fire Department --History--20th century.
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society --History--20th century.

African American fire fighters--Employment--History--New York (State)--New York--20th century.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--New York (State)--New York--20th century.
Fire departments--History--New York (State)--New York--20th century.

TH9505.N5 / G63 2017


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