Struggle for Black Equality 1954-92

ISBN-10: 0374523568
ISBN-13: 9780374523565
Edition: Revised 
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Description: The Struggle for Balck Equality is an aresting history of the civil-rights movement--from the pathbreaking Supreme Court decision of 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, through the growth of strife and conflict in the 1960s to the  More...

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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Struggle for Balck Equality is an aresting history of the civil-rights movement--from the pathbreaking Supreme Court decision of 1954, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, through the growth of strife and conflict in the 1960s to the major issues of the 1990s. harvard Sitkoff offers not only a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of the civils-rights organization--SNCC, CORE, NAACP, SCLC, and others--but a superb study of the continuing problems plaguing the African-American population: the future that in 1980 seemed to hold much promise for a better way of life has by the early1990s hardly lived up to expectations. Jim Crow has gone, but, forty years after Brown, poverty, big-city slums, white backlash, politically and socially conservativepolicies, and prolonged recession have made economic progress for the vast majority of blacks an elusive, perhaps ever more distant goal. All Americans who strove and suffered to make democracy real come vividly to life in these compelling pages.

Eric Foner is a professor of American history at Columbia University.

Up from Slaveryp. 3
The Cradle Rocksp. 37
Bigger Than a Hamburgerp. 61
The Long Journeyp. 88
We Shall Overcomep. 118
How Many Roadsp. 155
Heirs of Malcolm Xp. 184
The Dream Deferred. . . the Struggle Continuesp. 210
Bibliographical Essayp. 237
Indexp. 251
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