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Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man's Land, 1619-2000

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In a devastating narrative that spans more than three centuries, the authors maintain that the drive for African-American equality has never had the support of the majority of Americans.

Despite the great racial upheavals of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, and the federal governments attempts to give blacks the right to vote, hold office, own land, and enjoy full citizenship, Jim Crow and "separate but equal" became the law of the land. And the spectacular gains of the civil rights era of the 1960s were followed by a discouraging backlash in the 1980s.

Racial progress was made only in brief historical bursts when a committed militant minority — abolitionists, radical republicans, civil rights activists — stirred the nation, pressuring it to change. Invariably, however, these advances have been followed by concerted efforts to restore white privilege.

About the Author

Barry Sanders teaches at Pitzer College, The Claremont Colleges, in California. He lives in Southern California.

Francis D. Adams is an independent scholar. He lives in Southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060959111
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
People of Color
Author:
Sanders, Barry
Author:
Adams, Francis D.
Author:
Adams, Francis
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.66x5.54x.97 in. .66 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Law » Civil Liberties and Human Rights
History and Social Science » US History » General

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