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In love and struggle : the revolutionary lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs / Stephen M. Ward.

Author/Creator:
Ward, Stephen M., 1970- author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 433 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Justice, power, and politics.
Justice, power, and politics
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Subjects:
Boggs, James.
Boggs, Grace Lee.
African American political activists -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
African American radicals -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
Chinese American women -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
Political activists -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Socialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American political activists.
African American radicals.
Black power.
Chinese American women.
Civil rights workers.
Political activists.
Socialism.
Michigan -- Detroit.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
"James and Grace Lee Boggs were two largely unsung but critically important figures in the black freedom struggle. James Boggs was the son of an Alabama sharecropper who came to Detroit during the Great Migration, becoming an automobile worker and a union leader. Grace Lee was a Chinese American scholar who studied Hegel, worked with Caribbean political theorist C. L. R. James, and moved to Detroit to work toward a new American revolution. As husband and wife, the couple was influential in the early stages of what would become the Black Power movement, laying the intellectual foundation for labor and urban struggles during one of the most active social movement periods in modern U.S. history. Stephen Ward details both the personal and the political dimensions of the Boggses' lives, highlighting the vital contributions these two figures made to black activist thinking"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Making a way out of no way: Jimmy's Southern roots and urban groundings
Black radical Detroit: Jimmy, the Labor Movement, and the Left
Embracing contradictions: Grace's philosophic journey and political emergence
Revolutionary Marxism: Grace, black protest, and the Johnson-Forest tendency
Marxism and marriage in Detroit
Building correspondence
Facing multiple realities
Only one side is right
An ending and a beginning
The American revolution.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780807835203
080783520X
9781469617701
OCLC:
922912829