Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968

ISBN-10: 0742551091
ISBN-13: 9780742551091
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

James T. Patterson is an American historian, and Ford Foundation Professor of History emeritus at Brown University. He wrote "Grand Expectations: the United States, 1945-1974," which received the 1997 Bancroft Prize in American history. (The Bancroft prize is one of the most prestigious honors a book of history can received and was established at Columbia University in 1948. It's considered to be on par with the Pulitzer Prize because an anonymous jury of peers judges it.) "Grand Expectations" is an interpretation of the explosive growth, high expectations and unusual optimism that Americans experienced after World War II that went into the 1960's. It follows the social, economic and cultural trends, and foreign policy issues, which became less optimistic after the assassinations, the Vietnam War and Watergate.

Charles M. Payne is Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of African American studies, History and Sociology at Duke University. He is the author of the prize-winning I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement .

Debating the civil rights movement : the view from the nation
Documents
Excerpt from To secure these rights : the report of the president's committee on civil rights
Declaration of constitutional principles : the southern manifesto
Dwight D. Eisenhower's radio and television address to the American people on the situation in Little Rock
Excerpts from hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Montgomery, Alabama
The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy's radio and television report to the American people on civil rights
Letter from Wiley A. Branton, director, voter education project, to Aaron Henry and Robert Moses
Lyndon B. Johnson's special message to the Congress : the American promise
Excerpt from the introduction to the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last SCLC presidential address : where do we go from here?
Debating the civil rights movement : the view from the trenches
Documents
Excerpt from Ella J. Baker's "bigger than a hamburger"
Handbill, Albany nonviolent movement
Chronology of violence and intimidation in Mississippi, 1961
Student voice editorial and cartoon on the FBI
Poster from East Selma, Alabama, from the Student Voice
"This transformation of people" : an interview with Bob Moses
An interview with Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.
An interview with Fannie Lou Hamer

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