1st Edition

The Civil Rights Movement
Revised Edition





ISBN 9781405874359
Published July 16, 2008 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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.

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

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