The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America / Edition 2

The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America / Edition 2

by Philip A. Klinkner, Rogers M. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226443418

ISBN-13: 9780226443416

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Winner of the Horace Mann Bond Award of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University

"This book should be read by all who aspire to create a more perfect union."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Have the history of race relations in America really been the continuous march toward equality we imagine? The Unsteady

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Winner of the Horace Mann Bond Award of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University

"This book should be read by all who aspire to create a more perfect union."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

Have the history of race relations in America really been the continuous march toward equality we imagine? The Unsteady March argues quite the opposite: that progress toward equality has been sporadic, isolated, and surrounded by long periods of stagnation and retrenchment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226443416
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
426
Sales rank:
334,528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................vii
INTRODUCTION The Unsteady March....................1
ONE "Bolted with the Lock of a Hundred Keys" The Era of Slavery, 1619–1860....................10
TWO "Thenceforward, and Forever Free" The Civil War, 1860–1865....................47
THREE "The Negro Has Got as Much as He Ought to Have" Reconstruction and the Second Retreat, 1865–1908....................72
FOUR "The Color Line" Jim Crow America, 1908-1938....................106
FIVE "Deutschland and Dixieland" Antifascism and the Emergence of Civil Rights, 1938–1941....................136
SIX "Double V: Victory Abroad, Victory at Home" World War II....................161
SEVEN "Hearts and Minds" The Cold War and Civil Rights, 1946–1954....................202
EIGHT "There Comes a Time" The Civil Rights Revolution, 1954–1968....................242
NINE "Benign Neglect"? Post–Civil Rights America, 1968–1998....................288
CONCLUSION Shall We Overcome?....................317
Notes....................353
Index....................407

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