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Civil Rights Movement

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ISBN-10: 0748615938

ISBN-13: 9780748615933

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mark Newman

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This introduction to the Civil Rights Movement synthesizes its history from the 1930s to the 1980s, explaining its origins, development, and results as well as relevant historiographical debates. It provides a critical perspective on the movement, eschewing the celebratory tone that pervades much of the current literature and takes into account the African American community's wide diversity. Mark Newman outlines the range of responses to the movement from the north to the south, examining the role of the federal government, the church, and organized labor, and assessing the impact of the Cold War. The book discusses local, regional, and national civil rights campaigns, the utility of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 7/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Prerequisites for change
The emergence of the movement, 1941-59
The end of Jim Crow in the South, 1960-5
The disintegration of the National Civil Rights Coalition, 1964-8
Civil rights in a conservative era