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Toward freedom land : the long struggle for racial equality in America

Author: Harvard Sitkoff
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
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The ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice lies at the heart of America's evolving identity. The pursuit of equal rights is often met with social and political trepidation, forcing citizens and leaders to grapple with controversial issues of race, class, and gender. Renowned scholar Harvard Sitkoff has devoted his life to the study of the civil rights movement, becoming a key figure in global human  Read more...
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Sitkoff, Harvard.
Toward freedom land.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2010001912
(OCoLC)460059282
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvard Sitkoff
ISBN: 9780813173801 0813173809 9780813139753 0813139759
OCLC Number: 697182008
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 232 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The preconditions for racial change --
The New Deal and race relations --
The Detroit race riot of 1943 --
Racial militancy and interracial violence in the Second World War --
African American militancy in the World War II South : another perspective --
Willkie as liberal : civil liberties and civil rights --
African Americans, American Jews, and the Holocaust --
Harry Truman and the election of 1948 : the coming of age of civil rights in American politics --
Martin Luther King Jr. : seeing Lazarus, 1967-1968 --
The second reconstruction.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Harvard Sitkoff.

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The ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice lies at the heart of America's evolving identity. The pursuit of equal rights is often met with social and political trepidation, forcing citizens and leaders to grapple with controversial issues of race, class, and gender. Renowned scholar Harvard Sitkoff has devoted his life to the study of the civil rights movement, becoming a key figure in global human rights discussions and an authority on American liberalism.

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