Dividing Lines Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma

ISBN-10: 0817352996
ISBN-13: 9780817352998
Edition: 2nd 2002
List price: $39.95
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Description: A landmark book on the struggle for racial equality in America. With this bold offering from two decades of research, J. Mills Thornton III presents the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of community-municipal history at the  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 1/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

A landmark book on the struggle for racial equality in America. With this bold offering from two decades of research, J. Mills Thornton III presents the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of community-municipal history at the grassroots level. Thornton demonstrates that the movement had powerful local sources in its three birth cities--Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma.  There, the arcane mechanisms of state and city governance and the missteps of municipal politicians and civic leaders--independent of emerging national trends in racial mores--led to the great swell of energy for change that became the civil rights movement. 

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