Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 / Edition 3

Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 / Edition 3

by Steven F. Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 140517126X

ISBN-13: 9781405171267

Pub. Date: 12/10/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Running for Freedom, 3rd edition charts the monumental struggle for African-American civil rights and the impact of that movement in transforming the American political system in the South and nationwide from 1941 to 2008.

  • Explores the interplay between the local and the national dimensions of the civil rights story, between grassroots activists and

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Overview

Running for Freedom, 3rd edition charts the monumental struggle for African-American civil rights and the impact of that movement in transforming the American political system in the South and nationwide from 1941 to 2008.

  • Explores the interplay between the local and the national dimensions of the civil rights story, between grassroots activists and federal officials, and between the North and South
  • New edition includes new material on the Clinton Administration, the controversial 2000 and 2004
    presidential elections, and the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wrought on New Orleans
  • Right up-to-date, it also describes the rise to power of Barack Obama and the achievement of black political legitimacy
  • Ideal for students: short, teachable, and accessibly written; visually engaging with new photographs and maps

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171267
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Edition description:
New
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle.

2. Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda.

3. Surging Protest, Shifting Politics.

4. Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness.

5. The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment.

6. Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era.

7. In Search of Legitimacy.

8. Hope and Despair: the 1990s.

9. Still Running for Freedom.

Bibliographical Essay.

Index

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