Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-First Century [Two Volumes] / Edition 2

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Overview

The African American struggle for freedom and equality is one of the truly heroic elements of American history. Yet even today, African Americans as a whole still don't fully share in the American dream. This encyclopedia explores the struggle's successes and setbacks, from emancipation to the beginning of the 21st century. An impressive range of subjects covers everything from W.E.B. DuBois to early legislative acts, constitutional amendments of the mid-1800s, Black Is Beautiful, the tumultuous events of the 1960s, Al Sharpton, the Million Man March, and Adam Clayton Powell.

Primary documents—personal vignettes, court cases, newspaper articles, and speeches—provide firsthand accounts and supplement the A-to-Z entries. An extensive timeline highlights key events. Revising and expanding a highly acclaimed, award-winning encyclopedia published in 1992, this book provides an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to understand the African American struggle for civil rights. This edition adds information on the past decade, updates earlier entries and all bibliographies, adds 120 primary documents, and includes a greatly expanded timeline.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 10 Up-This well-documented, scholarly resource chronicles a good deal of African-American history. The set was first published in 1992; this second edition adds people, laws, events, and headlines from the past decade. The alphabetically arranged entries vary in length from a brief paragraph to a page; each article is written with authority and is followed by extensive documentation. A detailed index makes finding information easy, and entries are cross-referenced in bold throughout both books. Volume two contains 120 primary documents that played a role in the Civil Rights Movement, each briefly put into context by an introductory paragraph. They are of particular interest because they provide personal glimpses into the struggles of the people involved. Included are a poem about Thurgood Marshall that touts his impact on civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and the Emancipation Proclamation, all of which help paint a picture of the progress made since the Civil War. Relevant black-and-white photos of varying quality are scattered throughout. R. Kent Rasmussen's The African American Encyclopedia (Marshall Cavendish, 2001) offers some of the same information, but with a much broader scope. The Greenwood set makes an excellent resource for students researching the Civil Rights Movement from any angle.-Julie Webb, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313321719
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 984
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES D. LOWERY is Emeritus Professor of History at Mississippi State University.

JOHN F. MARSZALEK is W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor of History at Mississippi State University.

THOMAS ADAMS UPCHURCH is Assistant Professor of History at East Georgia College, Statesboro Branch.

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Table of Contents

Forewords to New and First Editions

Introductions to New and First Editions

Alphabetical Entries

Expanded Chronology

Selected Bibliography

Primary Documents

Index

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