May 6, 2015 by sourceoftheweek
Babson College History Professor Frederick Opie offers new insights into the causes and results of 20th century social movements in his recent book – Upsetting the Apple Cart – Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office.
”Opie analyzes why and how black-Latino progressives organized, mobilized, and transformed neighborhoods, workplaces, university campuses, and representative government in New York City between the 1950s and 1980s.
His work shines new light on the largely unknown agents of historic change in the city, and the noted politicians, strategists, and union leaders whose careers were built on this history. In Upsetting the Apple Cart, Opie provides a history of working-class black and Latino coalitions and ultimately offers a different interpretation of the protest stories that have traditionally been told.”