Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements of the 1960's (Politics and Culture in the Modern American Series)

Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements of the 1960's (Politics and Culture in the Modern American Series)

by Simon Hall
     
 

"In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: first, the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam; second, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious… See more details below

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"In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: first, the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam; second, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious chronicle of these movements, demonstrating how their increasingly radicalized components both found common cause and provoked mutual antipathies." Peace and Freedom shows how and why the civil rights movement responded to the war in differing ways - explaining black militants' hostility toward the war while also providing a sympathetic treatment of those organizations and leaders reluctant to take a stand. Considering the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and foreign policy, Hall also offers an in-depth look at the history of black America's links with the American left and with pacifism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812238396
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
12/30/2004
Series:
Politics and Culture in Modern America Series
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

1The organizing tradition13
2Black power39
3Black moderates80
4Racial tensions105
5Radicalism and respectability141
6New coalitions, old problems167

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