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MORE BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIBLE HISTORY : beyond the fables of the civil rights movement.

Author: JEANNE THEOHARIS
Publisher: [S.l.] : BEACON, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: JEANNE THEOHARIS
ISBN: 0807075876 9780807075876
OCLC Number: 986844840
Contents: Introduction: the political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present --
The long movement outside the south: fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" north --
Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them --
Beyond the redneck: polite racism and "the white moderate" --
The media was often an obstacle to the struggle for racial justice --
Beyond a bus seat: the movement pressed for desegregation, criminal justice, economic justice, and global justice --
The great man theory of history part I: where are the young people? --
The great man view of history part II: where are the women? --
Extremists, troublemakers and national security threats: the public demonization of rebels, the toll it took, and government repression of the movement --
Learning to play on locked pianos: the movement was persevering, organized, disruptive, and often disparaged, and other lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott --
Afterword: a history for a better world.

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