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  • Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    2nd Edition

    By Peter J. Ling

    Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Concrete Demands

    The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century

    By Rhonda Y. Williams

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge

  • Rethinking the Chicano Movement

    By Marc Simon Rodriguez

    In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education. Rethinking the Chicano Movement…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-07
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Chicano Movement

    Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Mario T. Garcia

    The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power! Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
    New Directions in American History

  • From Selma to Montgomery

    The Long March to Freedom

    By Barbara Harris Combs

    On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their…

    Paperback – 2013-11-19
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • John F. Kennedy

    By Peter J. Ling

    A lively, concise and cutting-edge biography of one of the towering figures of 20th-century history. Of all the US presidents of the post-Second World War period, John F. Kennedy is the most clearly idolized. There is a well-documented gulf between the public’s largely positive appraisal of this…

    Paperback – 2013-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Museums and Social Activism

    Engaged Protest

    By Kylie Message

    Museums and Social Activism is the first study to bring together historical accounts of the African American and later American Indian civil rights-related social and reform movements that took place on the Smithsonian Mall through the 1960s and 1970s in Washington DC with the significant but…

    Paperback – 2013-10-14
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer…

    Paperback – 2013-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Civil Rights Movement

    Revised Edition

    By Bruce J. Dierenfield

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-07-17
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • The Vietnam War

    Revised 2nd Edition

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    The Vietnam War examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnam’s victory.  This new revised edition is completely up-to-date with current academic debates and includes new source material.  Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict,…

    Paperback – 2008-07-17
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

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