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Author Goldberg, David A., 1972-
Title Black firefighters and the FDNY : the struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City / by David Goldberg.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
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 Stack 3  352.3 G    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Justice, power, and politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject 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 century.
Added Title Struggle for jobs, justice, and equity in New York City
ISBN 9781469633626 (cloth : alk. paper)
1469633620 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469633633 (ebook)