Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (2018) 1:42–44 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41996-018-0001-0 BOOK REVIEW Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in NYC.David Goldberg. Chapel Hill, NC; The University of North Carolina Press; 2017; 424 pp. Denzel Caldwell Received: 8 April 2018 /Accepted: 17 April 2018 /Published online: 1 June 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 When houses are engulfed in flames, we call on those who describes the evolution of African-American struggles within have chosen firefighting as a way of life. These men and the FDNY using an intersectional lens, which focuses on the women are in peak physical condition and trained to handle interaction among race, gender, and class. equipment designed to fight fires. The task is a challenge that Chapter 1 begins in the early American years to illustrate requires teamwork, swift action, and confidence in the face of the origins of white monopolization of the fire department very possible death. It is only after the fire is completely once it became institutionalized. In colonial America, since extinguished and the debris is cleared that the residents can Bthe colony’s general assembly first put out the call for volun- begin the
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