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
     
 

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.… See more details below

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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
1World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle1
2Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda29
3Surging Protest, Shifting Politics63
4Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness101
5The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment145
6Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era181
7In Search of Legitimacy218
8Still Running for Freedom261
Bibliographical Essay289
Index316

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