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An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Author: Todd S Purdum
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passageIt was a turbulent time in America--a time of sit-ins, freedom rides, a March on Washington and a governor standing in the schoolhouse door--when John F. Kennedy sent Congress a bill to bar racial discrimination in employment,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd S Purdum
ISBN: 9780805096729 0805096728
OCLC Number: 858353760
Description: xii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Administration. A century's unfinished business ; A great change is at hand ; The heart of the problem ; Tell 'em about the dream! --
The House. A compromise between polar positions ; A good man in a tight spot ; A great big vote --
The Senate. You listen to Dirksen! ; We shall now begin to fight ; Alternatives and substitutes ; It can't be stopped ; The law of the land.
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"[A] first-rate narrative ... adding useful detail to previous accounts ... Authoritative."--"The Wall Street Journal""Today's reader will be startled, if not astonished, by how the bill made its way Read more...

 
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