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The Civil Rights movement is generally conceded to be the most significant American reform of the 20th Century. This textbook examines the African-American struggle for equality, from emancipation through to the modern day. Although the main focus of the book is on the 1960s, the introductory section looks back to the nineteenth century, while the Assessment section explores the reasons for the collapse of the civil rights movement and look at continuing discrimination into the 1970s and beyond.
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The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary blacks overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing. Their civil rights movement required unfathomable courage and persistent agitation, during which many activists sacrificed their homes, jobs and lives.
Written in a lively and accessible style, the book:
Organized in a clear chronological fashion, the book shows how concerted black pressure in a variety of forms ultimately carried the day in realizing a more just society for African Americans. It will provide students of American history with an invaluable comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights Movement.
Bruce J. Dierenfield is Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor of American History at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.About the Author:
Bruce Dierenfield is a Professor of History, Canisius College
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Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # baby0582357373
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0582357373