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Sweet land of liberty? : the African-American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth-century

Author: Robert J Cook
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Series: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America. Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Cook, Robert, 1958-
Sweet land of liberty?
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)606984053
Online version:
Cook, Robert, 1958-
Sweet land of liberty?
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)608491580
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Cook
ISBN: 0582215315 9780582215313 0582215323 9780582215320
OCLC Number: 36681659
Description: xii, 324 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Change and Continuity in the Jim Crow South. Reconstruction and the post-Civil War South. The era of segregation. Instruments of change --
2. A Pre-history of the Civil Rights Movement. Community building and political struggle before 1933. The New Deal era. The NAACP campaign for racial justice --
3. A Movement Stirs 1940-60. The Second World War. The Cold War, Brown, and massive resistance. The Montgomery bus boycott. Treading water --
4. The Destruction of Jim Crow 1960-65. The student sit-ins of 1960. Kennedy and King at centre stage. St Augustine and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The movement triumphant: Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 --
5. Grass-roots Organising and the Mississippi Freedom Summer.
Series Title: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
Responsibility: Robert Cook.

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