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The American Revolution : Pages from a Negro Worker's Notebook

By Boggs, James

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Book Id: WPLBN0100002611
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Reproduction Date: 1/1/1963

Title: The American Revolution : Pages from a Negro Worker's Notebook  
Author: Boggs, James
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, History of America, Biographies
Collections: History, Authors Community
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Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Member Page: History Is A Weapon .org


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Boggs, J. (1963). The American Revolution : Pages from a Negro Worker's Notebook. Retrieved from

James Boggs, born in Marion Junction, Alabama in 1919, never dreamed of becoming President or a locomotive engineer. He grew up in a world where the white folks are gentlemen by day and Ku Klux Klanners at night. Marion Junction is in Dallas County where as late as 1963, although African-Americans made up over 57 percent of the total county population of 57,000, only 130 were registered voters. After graduating from Dunbar High School in Bessemer, Alabama, in 1937, Boggs took the first freight train north, bumming his way through the western part of the country, working in the hop fields of the state of Washington, cutting ice in Minnesota, and finally ending up in Detroit where he worked on WPA until the Second World War gave him a chance to enter the Chrysler auto plant. Both a keen analysis of U.S. society and a passionate call for revolutionary struggle, The American Revolution has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese.

Table of Contents
Introduction Body Page [13] Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of the Union Page [13] Chapter 2: The Challenge of Automation Page [33] Chapter 3: The Classless Society Page [42] Chapter 4: The Outsiders Page [46] Chapter 5: Peace and War Page [61] Chapter 6: The Decline of the United States Empire Page [69] Chapter 7: Rebels with a Cause Page [75] Chapter 8: The American Revolution Page [88]


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