Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

by Mark Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748615938

ISBN-13: 2900748615932

Pub. Date: 07/04/2006

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This short, accessible introduction to the Civil Rights Movement covers the movement's history, scope and impact. The key areas of debate are outlined and assessed, with the emphasis being placed on the movement's long history and the importance of local activity. The movement is considered in its political and historical context and there is an exploration of the…  See more details below

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This short, accessible introduction to the Civil Rights Movement covers the movement's history, scope and impact. The key areas of debate are outlined and assessed, with the emphasis being placed on the movement's long history and the importance of local activity. The movement is considered in its political and historical context and there is an exploration of the range of white responses to it. Key areas considered include the philosophy and utility of non-violent direct action in civil rights protests, the role and function of leadership, the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the radicalization of his views, the crucial role of the federal government in facilitating movement successes and failures, the responses of southern whites and blacks to the movement, and the failure of the movement in the north. Attention is also paid to tensions within the movement caused by class, gender and generational divisions. Overall the book offers a history of the movement which presents interpretive and historiographical material within a clear, chronological framework. A timeline allows the reader to trace the major events in the Civil Rights Movement and its aftermath.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900748615932
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Series:
BAAS Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200

Table of Contents

1Prerequisites for change1
2The emergence of the movement, 1941-5933
3The end of Jim Crow in the South, 1960-569
4The disintegration of the National Civil Rights Coalition, 1964-8101
5Civil rights in a conservative era134
6Conclusion162

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