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Sweet land of liberty : the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North

Author: Thomas J Sugrue
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Sugrue
ISBN: 9780679643036 0679643036 9781588367563 1588367568 9780812970388 0812970381
OCLC Number: 191732290
Description: xxviii, 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Unite and fight. "sweet land of liberty" ; "Pressure, more pressure and still more pressure" ; "1776 for the Negro" --
II. Hearts and minds. "Balance of power" ; "No place for Colored" ; God have pity on such a city" ; "No rights more elemental" --
III. Freedom now. "New frontier" ; "Fires of frustration and discord" ; "Long hot summer" ; "Unconditional war" ; "The Blackman's land" ; "It's not the bus, it's us" ; "Fighting for our lives" --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Sugrue.
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Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.

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