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Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Frederick Opie


The book surveys the history of black-Latino coalitions in New York City from 1959 to 1989. In those years, African American and Latino Progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods, workplaces, university campuses, and representative government in the nation’s urban capital. The book contributes to our understanding of protest movements and strikes in the 1960s and 1970s, and reveals the little-known role of left-of-center organizations in New York City politics as well as the influence of Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns on city elections. The book prov ... More

Keywords: black-Latino coalitions, New York City, African American Progressives, Latino Progressives, protest movements, urban capital, Jesse Jackson, Black Power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231149402
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick Opie, author