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Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom
     

Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom

by Clayborne Carson (Consultant), Mark Bauerlein (Editor), Myrlie Evers-Williams
 
After three centuries of oppression, black Americans had reached their limit. Tired of inferior schools, "Jim Crow" laws, and the threat of being lynched for trying to vote, African-Americans risked their lives for justice - most notably in the 1950s and '60s.

This book recounts the story of the Civil Rights Movement, from slavery up to the present day. Hundreds

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After three centuries of oppression, black Americans had reached their limit. Tired of inferior schools, "Jim Crow" laws, and the threat of being lynched for trying to vote, African-Americans risked their lives for justice - most notably in the 1950s and '60s.

This book recounts the story of the Civil Rights Movement, from slavery up to the present day. Hundreds of captivating photographs accompany detailed captions, authoritative essays, and a 1,200-item timeline. Experience all the drama of this epic tale in Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Filled with impressive pictorials, this captivating coffee-table book illustrates the African American struggle for the recognition of basic humanity and legal rights. Under the guidance of Clayborne Carson (director, Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, Stanford Univ.), several authors, including Mark Bauerlein, Todd Steven Burroughs, Ella Forbes, and Jim Haskins, contributed to the text, which is divided into nine chapters that range from "The Early Struggle" (before 1900) to the end of the 20th century. The writing is serviceable, but in design and execution this is primarily a picture book, lacking source notes and a bibliography. General readers can use it as a visual tour of the people, places, and developments that marked the ongoing movement from slavery to freedom; it rivals neither The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights nor The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Civil Rights Movement. Recommended for young adult and general collections on civil rights, as well as African American or U.S. history.-Thomas J. Davis, Arizona State Univ., Tempe Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785349242
Publisher:
Publications International, Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.45(d)

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