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The American Civil Rights Movement

Author : Raymond D'Angelo
ISBN : 0072399872
Genre : History
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This new reader comprises an extensive collection of primary and secondary documents of the American Civil Rights movement. These documents are complemented by analytical and interpretive essays by the editor, setting these documents in their historical, social, and political context.The seeds for the modern Civil Rights Movement were planted nearly a century ago within the black Baptist Church, labor unions, the black press, and organizations like the NAACP and the SNYC. Each of the seven sections of this book present a carefully chosen selection of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, letters, speeches, reports, and legal documents, all chronicling the one aspect of the movement for black rights from the earliest days of post-Civil War segregation to the present. The works of eminent scholars, historians, legislators, and jurists alternate with the voices of movement leaders and followers, black politicians, black entertainers, and average citizens, all blending together to tell the story of struggle, failures, and successes on the road to equality for Black Americans.

Documentary History Of The Modern Civil Rights Movement

Author : Peter B. Levy
ISBN : UOM:39015021542611
Genre : History
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This book traces the story of the civil rights movement through the written and spoken words of those who participated in it. It includes both classic texts, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and lesser-known gems, such as Robert Moses' "Letter from a Mississippi Jail Cell" and James Lawson's address to SNCC's 1960 founding meeting. Drawing on research by recent scholars, the volume emphasizes the role that ordinary people played in the struggle for freedom and equality and also displays the breadth of the civil rights movement. It contains documents written by members of all the well-known civil rights organizations: SCLC, NAACP, SNCC, CORE, and the Black Panther Party. It includes pieces written by independent and relatively unknown figures, such as Jo Ann Gibson Robinson and Sheyann Webb. In addition, it includes documents demonstrating the ferocity of white resistance to black equality, such as George Wallace's 1963 "Inaugural Address." The book fills a void, providing a balanced single-volume reader on the civil rights movement. It will be valuable to all those interested in Afro-American history, race relations, the 1960s, and recent United States history.

The Civil Rights Movement

Author : Peter B. Levy
ISBN : 0313298548
Genre : History
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A one-stop guide for students providing narrative description, in-depth analysis, biographies, and key primary documents on the Civil Rights movement.

The Civil Rights Movement

Author : Bruce J. Dierenfield
ISBN : 140587435X
Genre : History
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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.

The Origins Of The Civil Rights Movement

Author : Aldon D. Morris
ISBN : 9780029221303
Genre : History
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A blending of scholarly research and interviews with many of the figures who launched the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s records the events of the movement's tumultuous first decade

Civil Rights And The Making Of The Modern American State

Author : Megan Ming Francis
ISBN : 9781107037106
Genre : Political Science
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This book extends what we know about the development of civil rights and the role of the NAACP in American politics. Through a sweeping archival analysis of the NAACP's battle against lynching and mob violence from 1909 to 1923, this book examines how the NAACP raised public awareness, won over American presidents, secured the support of Congress, and won a landmark criminal procedure case in front of the Supreme Court.

The Great American Mosaic An Exploration Of Diversity In Primary Documents 4 Volumes

Author : Gary Y. Okihiro
ISBN : 9781610696135
Genre : Education
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Firsthand sources are brought together to illuminate the diversity of American history in a unique way—by sharing the perspectives of people of color who participated in landmark events. • Highlights the history and experience of people of color in the United States through 450 important documents and firsthand accounts • Introduces readers to multiple viewpoints about landmark events • Provides a unique and helpful "Guide to Why and How to Use Primary Documents"

Gun Politics In America Historical And Modern Documents In Context 2 Volumes

Author : Harry L. Wilson
ISBN : 9781440837296
Genre : Political Science
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Covering the history of firearms and gun control in America, this two-volume work presents original documents and helps readers understand these documents in relation to the social and political context in which they were written. • Includes coverage of gun control issues and politics from the Colonial era through the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath • Gives readers the benefit of reading each actual document, law, or court case and learning about the context in which it was written • Helps readers understand the cultural and political developments that brought America to its current stalemate over guns and gun policies • Presents the voices of activists, lawmakers, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue

Martin Luther King Jr And The Civil Rights Movement

Author : John A. Kirk
ISBN : 9781317607328
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.

Teaching The American Civil Rights Movement

Author : Julie Buckner Armstrong
ISBN : 0415932572
Genre : Education
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The past fifteen years have seen renewed interest in the civil rights movement. Television documentaries, films and books have brought the struggles into our homes and classrooms once again. New evidence in older criminal cases demands that the judicial system reconsider the accuracy of investigations and legal decisions. Racial profiling, affirmative action, voting districting, and school voucher programs keep civil rights on the front burner in the political arena. In light of this, there are very few resources for teaching the civil rights at the university level. This timely and invaluable book fills this gap. This book offers perspectives on presenting the movement in different classroom contexts; strategies to make the movement come alive for students; and issues highlighting topics that students will find appealing. Including sample syllabi and detailed descriptions from courses that prove effective, this work will be useful for all instructors, both college and upper level high school, for courses in history, education, race, sociology, literature and political science.

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