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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 African-Americans 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:

  • Provides a detailed discussion of the racism that accompanied slavery in America and thereafter consigned African-Americans to an inferior position
  • Addresses the actions of  racists, liberals, and reformers and radicals
  • Discusses local reformers who laboured for years to get the movement off the ground
  • Provides documents covering the most important aspects of the modern civil rights movement
  • Contains Maps and Photographs, as well as a Glossary, Chronology, a Who's Who list of key figures, and a Guide to Further Reading.

Organized in a clear chronological fashion, the book shows how concerted 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, where he directs the All-College Honors Program and the African-American Experience.

Book News Annotation:

Dierenfield (Canisius College, New York) offers this revised edition of his seminal work on the Civil Rights Movement, which provides a chronological account of the people and events that led to an end to institutionalized racial segregation in the United States in the 1960s. Written for students of American history, this book discusses the evolution of racism and discrimination through the centuries, and how reformers were able to instigate unprecedented social change despite violent resistance. This revised edition contains maps and photographs of important events, as well as a chronology, a Who's Who and a glossary. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A vivid, lively, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights movement.

  • Provides a detailed discussion of the racism that accompanied slavery in America and thereafter consigned African-Americans to an inferior position
  • Addresses the actions of  racists, liberals, and reformers and radicals
  • Discusses local reformers who laboured for years to get the movement off the ground
  • Provides documents covering the most important aspects of the modern civil rights movement
  • Contains Maps and Photographs, as well as a Glossary, Chronology, a Who's Who list of key figures, and a Guide to Further Reading
  • The chronology and glossary sections are the most detailed of their kind

About the Author

Bruce J. Dierenfield is Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor of American History at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he directs the All-College Honors Program and the African-American Experience.

Table of Contents

Chronology

Abbreviations

Who’s Who

Glossary

Maps

List of plates

PART ONE: The Mississippi Plan

1. Jim Crow South

PART TWO:  The New Negro

2. Origins of the Movement

3. The Brown Decision

4. Little Rock Crisis

PART THREE:  Freedom Bound

5. Montgomery Bus Boycott

6. Sit-Ins

7. Freedom Ride

8. Battle Of Ole Miss

9. Bombingham

10. March On Washington

PART FOUR:  The Movement Fractures

11. Freedom Summer

12. Bloody Sunday

PART FIVE: The Dream Deferred

13. Black Power

 Assessment

PART SIX: DOCUMENTS

FURTHER READING

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405874359
Author:
Dierenfield, Bruce J.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
General History
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
United States Race relations History.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Seminar Studies in History Series
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.6 x 0.6 in 386 gr

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"Synopsis" by , A vivid, lively, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights movement.

  • Provides a detailed discussion of the racism that accompanied slavery in America and thereafter consigned African-Americans to an inferior position
  • Addresses the actions of  racists, liberals, and reformers and radicals
  • Discusses local reformers who laboured for years to get the movement off the ground
  • Provides documents covering the most important aspects of the modern civil rights movement
  • Contains Maps and Photographs, as well as a Glossary, Chronology, a Who's Who list of key figures, and a Guide to Further Reading
  • The chronology and glossary sections are the most detailed of their kind

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