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

By: Goldberg, David A, 1972-Series: Justice, power, and politicsPublisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]Description: x, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781469633626 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): African American fire fighters -- Employment -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Fire departments -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.). Fire Department -- History -- 20th century | New York (N.Y.). Fire Department. Vulcan Society -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 331.6/39607307471 LOC classification: TH9505.N5 | G63 2017
Contents:
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.
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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.

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