Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

History

First Advisor

Jonathan Rosenberg

Second Advisor

Daniel Hurewitz

Academic Program Adviser

Jonathan Rosenberg

Abstract

In the 1930’s, Harlem joined together to participate in a “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” campaign, to gain agency in their community. Store owners and legal decisions would block these efforts. This work explores the failure of this movement’s impact on the Riot of 1935.

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