Solidarity Blues: Race, Culture, and the American Left

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INDEX
Abolitionism, 197
Acheson, Dean, 125
Acuff, Roy, 220
Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 58
Adorno, Theodor, 187, 203
Affirmative action, 72, 214, 222, 243, 262 (n. 204)
African Americans: and organized labor in 1800s, 36-41; and Populist Party, 91; and communism, 110-16, 118-21; and New Deal, 131-32, 136; voting turnout of, 178; and Popular Front, 204; views of on segregation, 211; responses to Presley of, 218-19; responses of to racism, 242-43
African Blood Brotherhood (ABB), 114-16
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), 133
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), 133, 135, 150
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), 127, 144, 150, 152, 169
Allan, Lewis, 202, 204
Altman, John, 68
Altmeyer, Arthur, 163
American Alliance for Labor and Democ- racy, 58
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 163
American exceptionalism, 1-2, 4, 7, 9, 22-23, 106, 165, 190, 226-27, 233
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 3- 4, 22, 25, 47, 95-96, 109, 122, 217, 237; emergence of, 30-31; and racial exclu- sion, 41-44, 56-58, 60-68, 79, 84, 104, 111, 117, 239; and immigration, 50-55; and dual unionism, 106-7; and health care reform, 163
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-
CIO), 109; and relations with African American workers, 70-73
American Independent Party, 139
American Medical Association (AMA), 161-64, 166-67
American Negro Labor Committee, 67
American Party, 27, 85, 192
American Railway Union (ARU), 95-96, 102
American Slav Congress, 200
American Society of Composers and Performers (ASCAP), 217
Amos'n'Andy, 198
Amter, Israel, 123, 272 (n. 160)
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester," 209
Anthony, Susan B., 177, 239
Anti-Asian sentiment, 25, 117, 177; in 19th- century California, 32-37; and AFL, 41-42, 47, 53-54; and Canadian labor movement, 55, 196; and Socialist Party, 100-3; and CPUSA, 109, 121
Anti-Chinese sentiment, 117, 237; in 19th- century California, 32-37; and AFL, 41-42, 47, 53-54, 254 (n. 67); in South Africa, 55; and Socialist Party, 100-103; and American popular culture, 225
Anti-Filipino sentiment, 54, 117
Anti-German sentiment, 27
Anti-Irish sentiment, 27, 239
Anti-Italian sentiment, 101
Anti-Japanese sentiment, 35, 41, 117; and AFL, 53-54; in Canada, 102; and CPUSA, 109, 121, 202-3; and Hollywood, 210, 225
Anti-Korean sentiment, 35, 54, 117
Anti-Mexican sentiment, 54, 117
Anti-Semitism: in Europe between wars, 16, 82; in Soviet Union, 108; of Henry Ford, 241
Arthur, Chester A., 35

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