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When freedom would triumph : the civil rights struggle in Congress, 1954-1968

Author: Robert Mann
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2007.
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When Freedom Would Triumph recalls the most significant and inspiring legislative battle of the twentieth century--the two decades of struggle in the halls of Congress that resulted in civil rights for the descendants of American slaves. Robert Mann's comprehensive analysis shows how political leaders in Washington--Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, and others--transformed the ardent passion for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Mann, Robert, 1958-
When freedom would triumph.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006035984
(OCoLC)74987714
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Hubert H Humphrey; Richard B Russell; Hubert H Humphrey; Lyndon B Johnson; Richard B Russell; Lyndon B Johnson; Hubert H Humphrey; Richard B Russell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mann
ISBN: 9780807135440 0807135445
OCLC Number: 425960899
Notes: "Abridged and revised edition of The walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell, and the struggle for civil rights, published in 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. We Have Just Started Our Work; 2. To Hell with the Supreme Court; 3. Three Senators; 4. Galloping with the Crowd; 5. This Is Armageddon; 6. The Best We Could Get; 7. A Meaningless Gesture; 8. A Victory for the Old South; 9. Go Get My Long Rifle; 10. How Did We Let This Happen?; 11. You'll Never Get a Civil Rights Bill; 12. "Wait" Has Always Meant "Never"; 13. A Bill, Not an Issue; 14. I Want That Bill Passed; 15. An Idea Whose Time Has Come; 16. Do You Want to Be Vice President?; 17. We Are Demanding the Ballot; 18. We Shall Overcome.
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When Freedom Would Triumph recalls the most significant and inspiring legislative battle of the twentieth century--the two decades of struggle in the halls of Congress that resulted in civil rights for the descendants of American slaves. Robert Mann's comprehensive analysis shows how political leaders in Washington--Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, and others--transformed the ardent passion for freedom--the protests, marches, and creative nonviolence of the civil rights movement--into concrete progress for justice. A story of heroism and cowardice, statesmanship and political calcu.

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