Defying Dixie The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950

ISBN-10: 0393335321
ISBN-13: 9780393335323
Edition: 2009
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Description: “Remarkable . . . an eye-opening book [on] the freedom struggle that changed the South, the nation, and the world.” — Washington Post The civil rights movement that looms over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.30" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

“Remarkable . . . an eye-opening book [on] the freedom struggle that changed the South, the nation, and the world.” — Washington Post The civil rights movement that looms over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This rich history of that early movement introduces us to a contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals who employed every strategy imaginable to take Dixie down. In a dramatic narrative Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore deftly shows how the movement unfolded against national and global developments, gaining focus and finally arriving at a narrow but effective legal strategy for securing desegregation and political rights.

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