African Americans and Civil Rights: From 1619 to the Present / Edition 1

African Americans and Civil Rights: From 1619 to the Present / Edition 1

by Michael Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 089774859X

ISBN-13: 9780897748599

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This well-written narrative, concise but packed with history, chronicles the struggle for African American civil rights. Beginning in 1619 when the first ship carrying Africans arrived in North America and continuing to the present, historian Michael L. Levine gives readers a balanced overview of how U.S. laws have prevented blacks from having the same civil rights

Overview

This well-written narrative, concise but packed with history, chronicles the struggle for African American civil rights. Beginning in 1619 when the first ship carrying Africans arrived in North America and continuing to the present, historian Michael L. Levine gives readers a balanced overview of how U.S. laws have prevented blacks from having the same civil rights as others. The text is accompanied by 65 detailed biographical sketches that describe the roles played by key individuals who worked to advance—or block—the civil rights of African Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897748599
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Social Issues in American History Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

CHAPTER 1:West Africa, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Americas 1

CHAPTER 2:The Colonial Era: 1619-1763 16

CHAPTER 3:The Era of the American Revolution: 1764-1820 37

CHAPTER 4: The Antebellum Years: 1820-1860 57

CHAPTER 5: The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1861-1877 83

CHAPTER 6: The Triumph of White Racism: 1878-1915 109

CHAPTER 7: World War I through the Great Depression: 1914-1941 140

CHAPTER 8: World War II and the Postwar Years: 1941-1960 166

CHAPTER 9: The Civil Rights Revolution, Black Power, and White Backlash: 1960-1968183

CHAPTER 10: Progress and Setbacks in a Conservative Era: 1969 to the Present 209

Biographies 249Chronology 277Glossary 289Further Reading 295Index 317

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