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By Carol Anderson

Bourgeois Radicals explores the NAACP's key function within the liberation of Africans and Asians around the globe at the same time it fought Jim Crow at the domestic entrance throughout the lengthy civil rights move. For NAACP's leaders, easy methods to create a reliable foreign method, stave off communism in Africa and Asia, and forestall capitalist exploitation was once to embed human rights, with its financial and cultural protections, within the transformation of colonies into international locations. certainly, the NAACP aided within the liberation struggles of a number of African and Asian nations in the restricted ideological area of the second one crimson Scare. in spite of the fact that, its imaginative and prescient of a 'third means' to democracy for the loads of hundreds of thousands in Asia and Africa was once simply in part learned because of a poisonous blend of the chilly battle, Jim Crow, and imperialism. Bourgeois Radicals examines the toll that internationalism took at the association and illuminates the linkages among the fight for human rights and the struggle for colonial independence.

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