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Black migration in America from 1915 to 1960 : an uneasy exodus
Goodwin, E. Marvin.
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Lewiston : E. Mellen Press, [1990]

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viii, 142 pages ; 24 cm.

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E185.86 .G64 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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This is a study of why large numbers of Southern black Americans migrated to Chicago during the years 1915-1960. It seeks to explain the causation, motivation, and rationale based on the internal feelings and aspirations of the migrants. It also seeks to find internal motivation for the migration that is as strong as, or stronger than, the usual theory of the push-pull economic cycle.


Traces the congressional career of former Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Zablocki, who entered congress in 1949 and stayed there until his death in 1983. Leahy (history, U. of Wisconsin-Waukesha) argues that while Zablocki originally came to Congress to represent the blue-collar interests of his Polish-American neighbors in Milwaukee, his greatest legacy comes from his advocacy of congressional consultations in American foreign policy. His tenure on the Foreign Affairs Committee witnessed the passage of the of the War Powers Act and the Boland amendment limiting outlawing Reagan's efforts to overthrow the Nicaraguan government was originally to be called the "Boland-Zablocki" amendment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Table of Contents

Forewordp. i
Prefacep. iii
Acknowledgmentp. ix
List of Commonly Used Abbreviationsp. xiii
Chapter 1 Polonia's Childp. 1
Chapter 2 The Cold War in Milwaukeep. 19
Chapter 3 Parish Priestp. 37
Chapter 4 Local Power Brokerp. 55
Chapter 5 The Committee on Foreign Affairsp. 73
Chapter 6 The Vietnam War and Civil Rightsp. 93
Chapter 7 The National Security Subcommitteep. 111
Chapter 8 The War Powers Resolution of 1973p. 127
Chapter 9 Presidential Crisis and Congressional Responsep. 153
Chapter 10 The Carter Administrationp. 167
Chapter 11 The Reagan Administrationp. 179
Epilogue: The Legacies of Clement J. Zablockip. 195
Appendix The War Powers Resolution of 1973p. 199
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 225