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The Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement

by Mark Newman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748615933
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 07/04/2006
Series: BAAS Paperbacks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

MARK NEWMAN is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Derby and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of the award-winning Getting Right with God: Southern Baptists and Desegregation, 1945-1995 (University of Alabama Press, 2001) and Divine Agitators: The Delta Ministry and Civil Rights in Mississippi (University of Georgia Press, 2004).

Table of Contents


1. Prerequisites for Change
i) The Nature of Racial Discrimination ii) The Great Migration iii) The New Deal iv) Challenges to Injustice in the South

2. The Emergence of the Movement, 1941-1959
i) The Impact of the Second World War ii) Jim Crow Under Attack iii) Massive Resistance iv) The Movement Stalled

3. The End of Jim Crow in the South, 1960-1965
i) The Sit-Ins ii) The Kennedy Administration and Civil Rights iii) The Civil Rights Act of 1964
iv) Selam and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

4. The Disintegration of the National Civil Rights Movement Coalition, 1964-1968
i) The Mississippi Summer Project ii) Northern Protests iii) Black Power iv) The Poor People's Campaign

5. Civil Rights in a Conservative Era
i) Nixon's 'Southern Strategy'
ii) A New South?: Protest and Politics iii) The Struggle in the North iv) The Federal Government and Civil Rights: From Ford to Reagan

6. Conclusion


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