Synopses & Reviews
Part documentary anthology, part literature review, and part bibliography, FARTHER TO GO gives students a thorough historical grounding in the field of racial politics. Dr. Gilliam imparts a strong working knowledge of the civil rights movement, as well as the cultural, economic, and psychological nuances underlying the relationship between the black community and the political system. To that end, the text presents significant court cases, speeches, and statutes that allow students to discover the texture of racial politics in America.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Political History of Race. 1. The Pre-Civil War Period: 1787-1862. 2. The Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow (1863-1953). Part II: The Civil Rights Movement: 1950-1972. 3. Legalism (1950-1958). 4. Nonviolent Direct Action (1955-1965). 5. Black Power (1961-1972). Part III: The Consequences of the Struggle for African-American Liberation. 6. Whither Racism? 7. Ideology, Identity, and Black Political Thought. 8. Racial Politics in Urban America. 9. Racial Politics at the National Level: The Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. 10. Public Policy and the Future of Racial Politics in America.