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Lawson, Steven F. 1945-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 8,789 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Juvenile works  Archives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.61, 324.6208996073
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Most widely held works by Steven F Lawson
Running for freedom : civil rights and Black politics in America since 1941 by Steven F Lawson( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing noted historian Steven F. Lawson's classic presentation of the ongoing struggle for racial equality in the US into the new millennium, the fourth edition of Running for Freedom details the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from 1941 to 2014. This edition features a new chapter on the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president in American history, an event that marked the culmination of the long struggle of African Americans to gain the right to vote and political power in the nation that had once enslaved, segregated, and disfranchised them. Lawson explores the idea that Obama's two presidential election victories did not in fact herald a race-neutral or post-racial society. He shows us that race remains a polarizing force in American politics and society, and that gaps in racial equality between whites and blacks persist and in many instances have widened. Other updates to the text include the impact of the controversial Zimmerman acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, fiftieth-anniversary commemorations of the historic 1963 March on Washington, the Supreme Court's recent weakening of the Voting Rights Act, and more. Told with eloquence and scholarly precision, the fourth edition of Running for Freedom is an indispensable resource on America's continued quest for racial equality and harmony. --Book Jacket
Black ballots : voting rights in the South, 1944-1969 by Steven F Lawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Ballots is an in-depth look at suffrage expansion in the South from World War II through the Johnson administration. Steven Lawson focuses on the "Second Reconstruction"--The struggle of blacks to gain political power in the South through the ballot-which both whites and black perceived to be a key element in the civil rights process. Examining the struggle of civil rights groups to enfranchise Negroes, Lawson also analyzes the responses of federal and local officials to those efforts. He describes the various techniques--from the white primary, the poll tax, literacy tests, and restrictive registration procedures through sheer intimidation--that were developed by white southerners to perpetuate disfranchisement and the sundry methods used by blacks and their white allies to challenge them. -- from http://www.amazon.com (August 26, 2011)
In pursuit of power : southern Blacks and electoral politics, 1965-1982 by Steven F Lawson( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debating the civil rights movement, 1945-1968 by Steven F Lawson( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights crossroads : nation, community, and the Black freedom struggle by Steven F Lawson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil Rights Crossroads brings together Lawson's most important writings, updated to offer fresh perspectives and penetrating insights into the continuing black struggle for equality in America."--Jacket
Black victory : the rise and fall of the white primary in Texas by Darlene Clark Hine( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Black Victory, Darlene Clark Hine examines a pivotal breakthrough in the struggle for black liberation through the voting process. She details the steps and players in the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Smith v. Allwright, a precursor to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She discusses the role that NAACP attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall played in helping black Texans regain the right denied them by white Texans in the Democratic Party: the right to vote and to have that vote count. Hine illuminates the mobilization of black Texans. She effectively demonstrates how each part of the African American community -- from professionals to laborers -- was essential to this struggle and the victory against disfranchisement
To secure these rights : the report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights by United States( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One America in the 21st century : the report of President Bill Clinton's initiative on race by John Hope Franklin( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From protest to power [the recent history of civil rights in the United States] by Clayborne Carson( Recording )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Howard Lee, William Chafe, Paula Giddings, Mary King, Steven Lawson, Robert J. Norrell, Clayborne Carson, and John Hope Franklin on recent civil rights history in the U.S
Oral histories of the Johnson administration, 1963-1969 by Steven F Lawson( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson marked the high point of one of America's greatest reform movements--the struggle for racial equality. After decades of filing petitions in the courts and legislatures, a strategy which had brought significant but limited results, civil rights activists stepped up their protests by daring to confront racial discrimination through marches, boycotts, sit-ins, and other forms of civil disobedience. Shortly after Johnson took office following John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, nonviolent demonstrations helped prick the conscience of the nation and forced the federal government to turn its attention toward eliminating racial segregation. Inheriting from his slain predecessor a strong civil rights bill that was meandering through Congress, Johnson in 1964 directed passage of this landmark measure cracking Jim Crow in public accommodations and education. Over the next four years, the Johnson administration added the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Law of 1968 to its remarkable legislative achievements. Indeed, by 1969, the "Second Reconstruction" of the South had reached its peak and had reshaped legal and political relations between the races
Civil rights during the Johnson administration, 1963-1969 a collection from the holdings of The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, Texas( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights during the Johnson administration, 1963-1969 part 3 : oral histories( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom then, freedom now : the historiography of the Civil Rights Movement by Steven F Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights during the Johnson administration : a collection from the holdings of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, Texas( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights movement by Michael Capek( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the Reconstruction era through the movement's great successes in the 1960s and up to the challenges that still face the country today
 
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In pursuit of power : southern Blacks and electoral politics, 1965-1982
Alternative Names
Steven F. Lawson American historian

Steven F. Lawson Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (142)

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Black ballots : voting rights in the South, 1944-1969In pursuit of power : southern Blacks and electoral politics, 1965-1982Debating the civil rights movement, 1945-1968Civil rights crossroads : nation, community, and the Black freedom struggleBlack victory : the rise and fall of the white primary in TexasTo secure these rights : the report of the President's Committee on Civil RightsOne America in the 21st century : the report of President Bill Clinton's initiative on race