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by Patrick D. Jones

eBook The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee epub
  • ISBN: 0674057295
  • Author: Patrick D. Jones
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (September 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • ePUB size: 1258 kb
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Patrick Jones's masterful study of the movement in Milwaukee will make you think again. This book fills a serious gap in the literature of the civil rights revolution, joining studies on other cities in laying the groundwork on race and civil rights in the postwar urban North.

Patrick Jones's masterful study of the movement in Milwaukee will make you think again. Jones tells a good story, capturing events that might otherwise be lost to history. Arnold R. Hirsch, University of New Orleans).

Patrick Jones tells a powerful and dramatic story that is important for its insights into civil rights history: the debate . Very important book on a largely forgotten, but very important battleground of the Civil Rights Movement.

Patrick Jones tells a powerful and dramatic story that is important for its insights into civil rights history: the debate over nonviolence and armed self-defense, the meaning of Black Power, the relationship between local and national movements, and the dynamic between southern and northern activism. Jones offers a valuable contribution to movement history in the urban North that also adds a vital piece to the national story.

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Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee. For its part, Selma of the North concerns itself with the history of civil rights activism in Milwaukee after World War II. Over the past decade, a literature on the history of the northern civil rights movement has emerged. Into this conversation steps Patrick D. Jones’s The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee, a title reflecting the basic comparison implicit in recent scholarship. As the subtitle indicates, Jones focuses on Milwaukee, a city that has received only modest attention from historians of the twentieth-century urban North.

Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged from unique circumstances in Milwaukee. A series of local leaders inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations, welfare cuts, and police brutality.

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Cutting-edge scholarship on the civil rights era in the North  . Looking forward to giving a free talk on Thursday evening at Coffee Makes You Black in Milwaukee to help raise money for MATC FAST Fund. FAST Fund is sponsored by the Local 212 of the American Federation of Teachers at MATC. CNN shined a light on Milwaukee's segregation.

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As historian Patrick Jones put it, "Blight had surrounded, and then devoured, the heart of Milwaukee's black community. a b c Jones, Patrick (2009). The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee. Harvard University Press. Recent uprisings in Newark and Detroit, which had broken out July 12 and 23 respectively, only served to make matters worse. LeRoy Jones, then one of 18 black police officers among the total of 2,056 officers in the city's department, described the situation: There were some rumors that something was going to happen.

Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee. Patrick Jones tells a powerful and dramatic story that is important for its insights into civil rights history: the debate over nonviolence and armed self-defense, the meaning of Black Power, the relationship between local and national movements, and the dynamic between southern and northern activism.

Between 1958 and 1970, a distinctive movement for racial justice emerged from unique circumstances in Milwaukee. A series of local leaders inspired growing numbers of people to participate in campaigns against employment and housing discrimination, segregated public schools, the membership of public officials in discriminatory organizations, welfare cuts, and police brutality.

The Milwaukee movement culminated in the dramatic―and sometimes violent―1967 open housing campaign. A white Catholic priest, James Groppi, led the NAACP Youth Council and Commandos in a militant struggle that lasted for 200 consecutive nights and provoked the ire of thousands of white residents. After working-class mobs attacked demonstrators, some called Milwaukee “the Selma of the North.” Others believed the housing campaign represented the last stand for a nonviolent, interracial, church-based movement.

Patrick Jones tells a powerful and dramatic story that is important for its insights into civil rights history: the debate over nonviolence and armed self-defense, the meaning of Black Power, the relationship between local and national movements, and the dynamic between southern and northern activism. Jones offers a valuable contribution to movement history in the urban North that also adds a vital piece to the national story.

Comments: (7)
Kipabi
For too long, Civil Rights scholarship was confined to examining the better known events in the south. In recent years we've begun to see a new generation of writers look at the equally important, if not more complicated, topic of activism in the north. Whereas the southern arena tended to be dominated by the struggle for political rights and access to accomodations, the movement up north--where political rights were not so much in question--focused on the more intractable issues of housing, education, and economic freedom. Patrick Jones has provided an essential study of this second wave of Civil Rights advocacy. Moreso, he illuminated an aspect of this struggle far too often overlooked--the role of religion, specifically the part played by Catholic priests, other religious, and lay people.

His work focuses on the bitter conflict over open housing in Milwaukee. With a focus on Fr. James Groppi, Jones illustrates how the streams of Vatican II Catholicism, the Civil Rights movement, and the precarious position of urban white ethnics collided. As also happened in Chicago, Cleveland, and other industrial cities of the north, black migration to the cities in large numbers in the post war years forced these areas to confront race as they never had before. As Jones shows, the result was not always laudable.

Having spent a great deal of time in Milwaukee, I can attest to how well Jones describes the city and its history. His description and integration of Vatican II Catholicism is also spot on. This is a thoroughly researched study, bolstered by interviews with many of the still living participants.

Any honest look at cities like Milwaukee will suggest that much of what was being contested during the 1960s has yet to be adequately addressed. Milwaukee is still one of the most segregated cities in America with staggering levels of African American unemployment. Selma of the North provides much needed context for this reality. For anyone interested in a complete understanding of the breadth of the civil rights movement--both north and south--and its relevance for today, this book is essential.
CrazyDemon
I grew up in Milwaukee at the time this was taking place. It brought back great memories of a even greater person, Fr. James Groppi. Now that I live in the South and see the progress of the civil rights movement I can only Hope Milwaukee will follow. A wonderful and factual true story thank-you. I was blessed to know Fr. Jim and his loving supportive family.
Vital Beast
Excellent Book of historical events of Milwaukee, Wi, and the late civil rights "white champion" Father Groppi
Rainshaper
I am white; I moved to Milwaukee 30+years ago and have always wondered why we are one of the most segregated cities in the world. Now I know! This is not written like a novel; it is a history of a very important economic an cultural issue for Milwaukee and the north in general.
Vrion
When you pick up a work of nonfiction it is often difficult to know what you will get. If not done right, it can be like reading a text book -- dry and unfulfilling. I am pleased to say that was not the case here. Dr. Jones is able to convey reality and history in such a manner that you are learning while eagerly turning the pages to find out what happens next.

This is such a good story and one of great importance. It saddens me that this was the first time I had heard of Milwaukee's contribution to the Civil Rights movement and I highly recommend this reading to anyone that is interested in this topic or anyone that enjoys history and nonfiction in general. This tale is far too important to pass up. The reading goes quickly and easily. You will not be disappointed.
digytal soul
Patrick D. Jones offers a new look at Fr. James E. Groppi, the most successful and controversial civil rights activist. Groppi fascinates scholars, since he was a white Catholic priest who led a black power movement in Milwaukee. Jones shows that Groppi and his co-militants saw black power as an attitude, not a color. It is precisely this fact that allowed Groppi and his supporters have success in changing opinion in Milwaukee. While their militant rhetoric and garb upset conservative Milwaukee, it also allowed them to build bridges with white liberals.
Abywis
Finally, a thorough look into the civil rights movement in one of the U.S.'s most segregated cities, Milwaukee, which is often overlooked during the most dynamic periods of social interaction and change in U.S. history.

Dr. Patrick Jones writes a detailed yet equally exciting piece on these troubled and trying times.
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