In recent scholarship, academics have focused primarily on areas of conflict between Blacks and Jews; yet, in the long struggle to bring social justice to American society, these two groups have often worked as allies in both the organized labor and the civil rights movements. Demonstrating the complexity of the relationship of Blacks and Jews in America, African Americans and Jews in the Twentieth Century examines the competition and solidarity that have characterized Black-Jewish interactions over the past century. These essays provide an intellectual foundation for cooperative efforts to improve social justice in our society and are an invaluable resource for the study of race relations in twentieth-century America.
V. P. Franklin is Professor of History at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is the author of Living Our Stories, Telling Our Truths: Autobiography and the Making of the African-American Intellectual Tradition - Nancy L Grant was Associate Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of TVA and Black Americans: Planning for the Status Quo - Harold M. Kletnick, husband of the late Nancy Grant, is a Programmer/Analyst for Washington University in St. Louis - Genna Rae McNeil is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She is the author or editor of several books, including African-Americans and the Living Constitution.
Remembering Nancy Louise Grant (1949-1995) by Genna Rae McNeil - Drawn Together by Self-Interest: Jewish Representation of Race and Race Relations in the Early Twentieth Century by Hasia R. Diner - Black Zionism: Marcus Garvey and the Jewish Question by Robert A. Hill - Franz Boas's Paradox and the African American Intelligentsia by Vernon J. Williams Jr. - Black Sacrifice, Jewish Redemption: From Al Jolson's Jazz Singer to John Garfield's Body and Soul by Michael Rogin - The Civil Rights Movement and the Reemergence of the Left by Murray Friedman - The Southern Jewish Community and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Cheryl Greenberg - Against the Grain: Black Conservatives and Jewish Neoconservatives by Nancy Haggard-Gilson - African Americans, Jews, and the City: Perspectives from the Industrial Era, 1900-1950 by Joe W. Trotter - Keeping Them ""In the Same Boat Together""? Sufi Abdul Hamid, African Americans, Jews, and the Harlem Jobs Boycotts by Winston C. McDowell - African Americans and Jews in Organized Labor: A Case Study of Detroit, 1920-1950 by Marshall F. Stephenson Jr. - Black-Jewish Conflict in the Labor Context: Race, Jobs, and Institutional Power by Herbert Hill - The Portrayal of Jews in The Autobiography of Malcolm X by V. P. Franklin - The Increasing Significance of Class: Black-Jewish Conflict in the Postindustrial Global Era by Walda Katz-Fishman and Jerome Scott