Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941 / Edition 2

Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941 / Edition 2

by Steven F. Lawson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070368015

ISBN-13: 9780070368019

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text covers the history of the civil rights movement beginning in the crucial years of WWII. The author focuses on the development of black electoral politics from southern disfranchisement to the election of big city mayors. He ties together the broader effort to achieve the legal right to equality with his specific aims of achieving actual political equality.

Overview

This text covers the history of the civil rights movement beginning in the crucial years of WWII. The author focuses on the development of black electoral politics from southern disfranchisement to the election of big city mayors. He ties together the broader effort to achieve the legal right to equality with his specific aims of achieving actual political equality. He has successfully linked the national struggle for civil and political rights with grassroots efforts where much of the inspiration and resources for the movement were derived. It provides an opportunity to explain the powerful institutions of government - presidents,Congress,the Supreme Court,and the actions of ordinary citizens in the local communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070368019
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
CHAPTER 1: World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle
CHAPTER 2: Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda
CHAPTER 3: Surging Protest, Shifting Politics
CHAPTER 4: Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness
CHAPTER 5: The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment
CHAPTER 6: Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era
CHAPTER 7: In Search of Legitimacy
CHAPTER 8: Still Running For Freedom
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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