×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Civil Rights and African-Americans: A Documentary History
     

Civil Rights and African-Americans: A Documentary History

by Albert Blaustein
 

See All Formats & Editions

This volume brings together for the first time all the important primary documents in the history of civil rights in the United States. Beginning in 1619, it contains original texts on slavery, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, desegregation, the NAACP, and the black power movement. A thought-provoking preface provides an overview of the developments in

Overview

This volume brings together for the first time all the important primary documents in the history of civil rights in the United States. Beginning in 1619, it contains original texts on slavery, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, desegregation, the NAACP, and the black power movement. A thought-provoking preface provides an overview of the developments in civil rights law and public policy to the present day.

Many of the documents included were previously scattered in hard-to-find sources, not readily available to instructors and students. Civil Rights and African Americans is the first collection of all the seminal texts of the civil rights struggle, an invaluable scholarly reference and riveting reading for anyone interested in the history of racial conflict in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Originally published in 1968 as Civil rights and the American Negro (Trident), and reissued with a new preface by the editors, this volume collects the most important primary documents in the history of civil rights in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810109209
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Edition description:
2
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Albert P. Balustein, Professor of Law Emeritus at the Rutgers Law School in Camden, is the president of the Philadelphia Constitution Foundation and counsel to the Philadelphia-based law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish, and Kauffman. He has authored and edited more than twenty-five books, including the twenty-two volume Constitutions of the Countries of the World and the eight-volume Constitutions of Dependencies and Special Sovereignties. He is the co-author of the Human Rights Sourcebook and Desegregation and the Law. 

Robert L. Zangrando is professor of history at the Unviersity of Akron, and has published widely on the American civil rights movement. He is author of The NAACP Crusade against Lynching (1909-1950) and is currently working on a biography of Walter White. 

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews