“With this rich book, Dayo Gore rewrites the history of black radicalism, feminism, and the American left. She shows us how a network of African American women organized for black women’s rights in the 1940s and 1950s and brought their perduring political vision of race, gender, and class to social justice movements of the Cold War era.”
—Joanne Meyerowitz, Yale University
“With meticulous research, shimmering prose, and laser-like analysis, Dayo F. Gore has added a wholly new and original chapter to the corpus of Black Studies, Women’s Studies and the history of the U.S. Left.”
—Gerald Horne, author of Race Women: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois
“Dayo Gore is a relatively young historian but her brilliant scholarship has already changed how we define the American Left and how we view the face of American radical politics. Her newest book is a powerful addition to her paradigm‒shifting body of work. It is a must‒read for students and scholars of Black and progressive politics, and will provide a vital history lesson for contemporary activists.”
—Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
"What really shines through—and what constitutes the major scholarly contribution—is Gore's excavation of crucial foundations of the more familiar civil rights stories."
—Theresa Kaminski, H-Net Reviews
"Radicalism at the Crossroads is necessary reading for all interested in black history and women's history, and is an invaluable contribution to the growing library of black leftist scholarship."
—Carole Boyce Davies, Journal of American History
"[A] unique contribution to American history."
—Rhetoric & Public Affairs
"Radicalism at the Crossroads is an important study that will be extremely useful and challenging to historians of race, gender, social movements, and leftist activism in the United States during the Cold War."
—Journal of African American History
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