Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, N.C. and the Struggle for Freedom / Edition 1

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Overview

The 'sit-ins' at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro launched the passive resistance phase of the civil rights revolution. This book tells the story of what happened in Greensboro; it also tells the story in microcosm of America's effort to come to grips with our most abiding national dilemma--racism.

"Social history at its best, portraying the events that led up to the sit-ins and the disappointments that came after."--New York Times Book Review

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"Thoughtful, well written, and thoroughly researched, it is a work of disciplined, committed scholarship that is likely to inspire imitation....It represents the sort of scholarly advocacy that honors the historian's calling."—The New Republic

"A finely wrought narrative, but much more—a troubling commentary on conflict, consensus, paternalism, and gentility, which carries far beyond Greensboro....There is a boldness in this book which is rare in the profession....It makes us think beyond its boundaries."—Howard Zinn, The Yale Review

"Social history at its best, portraying the events that led up to the sit-ins and the disappointments that came after, and arguing that these confrontations were vital for any real change."—The New York Times Book Review

"Undoubtedly the best case study on the Civil Rights movement."—Mark Kornbluh, Washington University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195029192
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1981
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 523,282
  • Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.38 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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