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The Civil Rights Movement
     

The Civil Rights Movement

by Mark Newman
 

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ISBN-10: 0748615938

ISBN-13: 9780748615933

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748615933
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Series:
BAAS Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chronology
Abbreviations

1. Prerequisites for Change
i) The Nature of Racial Discrimination ii) The Great Migration iii) The New Deal iv) Challenges to Injustice in the South

2. The Emergence of the Movement, 1941-1959
i) The Impact of the Second World War ii) Jim Crow Under Attack iii) Massive Resistance iv) The Movement Stalled

3. The End of Jim Crow in the South, 1960-1965
i) The Sit-Ins ii) The Kennedy Administration and Civil Rights iii) The Civil Rights Act of 1964
iv) Selam and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

4. The Disintegration of the National Civil Rights Movement Coalition, 1964-1968
i) The Mississippi Summer Project ii) Northern Protests iii) Black Power iv) The Poor People's Campaign

5. Civil Rights in a Conservative Era
i) Nixon's 'Southern Strategy'
ii) A New South?: Protest and Politics iii) The Struggle in the North iv) The Federal Government and Civil Rights: From Ford to Reagan

6. Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

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