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The civil rights movement

Author: Mark Newman, (Historian)
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Overall this book offers a history of the Civil Rights Movement which presents interpretive and historiographical material within a clear, chronological framework. A timeline allows the reader to trace the major events in the Civil Rights Movement and its aftermath."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newman, Mark.
Civil rights movement.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
(OCoLC)645929616
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Newman, (Historian)
ISBN: 0275985296 9780275985295
OCLC Number: 56612429
Description: xiii, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Prerequisites for change --
The nature of racial discrimination --
The great migration --
The New Deal --
Challenges to injustice in the South --
2. The emergence of the movement, 1941-59 --
The impact of the Second World War --
Jim Crow under attack --
Massive resistance --
The movement stalled --
3. The end of Jim Crow in the South, 1960-5 --
The sit-ins --
The Kennedy administration and civil rights --
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 --
Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 --
4. The disintegration of the national civil rights coalition, 1964-8 --
The Mississippi summer project --
Northern protests --
Black power --
The poor people's campaign --
5. Civil rights in a conservative era --
Nixon's 'Southern strategy' --
A new South? : protest and politics --
The struggle in the North --
The federal government and civil rights : from Ford to Reagan --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mark Newman.
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