Civil Rights since 1787 A Reader on the Black Struggle

ISBN-10: 0814782493

ISBN-13: 9780814782491

Edition: 2000

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Civil Rights Since 1787 tells the story of the black struggle for civil rights from the arrival of the first Africans in the plantations. It features the voices of activists and politicians and considers the role that education and religion have played.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 936
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Jonathan Birnbaum is the editor, with Bertell Ollman, of The United States Constitution: 200 Years of Anti-Federalist, Abolitionist, Feminist, Muckraking, Progressive, and Especially Socialist Criticism (also available from NYU Press). His work has appeared in The Guardian, New Politics, Socialism & Democracy, New Political Science, and other publications. He lives in Illinois.

Introduction: It Didn't Start in 1954
Slavery: America's First Compromise
Introduction: Original Sin
The International Slave Trade
Slavery, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers
Our Pro-Slavery Constitution
Slave Religion, Rebellion, and Docility
1787 Petition for Equal Educational Facilities
The Abolitionist Movement
Too Long Have Others Spoken for Us
Education for Black Women
Walker's Appeal
On African Rights and Liberty
The Liberator: Opening Editorial
An Address to the Slaves of the United States
Free Blacks and Suffrage
Silencing Debate: The Congressional Gag Rule
Equality before the Law
Free Blacks and the Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Illinois No Longer a Free State
Literacy, Slavery, and Religion
Who Freed the Slaves?
Introduction: The Second American Revolution
The Second American Revolution
Schools for Freedom
The Southern Black Church
Forty Acres and a Mule: Special Field Order No. 15
A Proposal for Reconstruction
Woman's Rights
Woman Suffrage
Black Women during Reconstruction
Southern Discomfort
The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy
Black Workers and Republicans in the South
The Reconstruction Myth
The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
Introduction: Separate and Unequal
The Repression of Free Blacks
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Newspapers on Plessy v. Ferguson
How Disenfranchisement Was Accomplished
The Atlanta Massacre
The Race War in the North
Jim Crow and the Limits of Freedom, 1890-1940
Blacks and the First Red Scare
The Second Klan
The Black and Progressive Response
Black Workers from Reconstruction to the Great Depression
The Atlanta Address
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
Report of the 1900 Pan-African Conference
The Niagara Movement Declaration of Principles
The Task for the Future
Returning Soldiers
Lynching a Domestic Question?
Address to President Wilson
The Higher Education of Women
Black Women and the Right to Vote
Woman Suffrage and the Fifteenth Amendment
Woman Suffrage and the Negro
The Great Migration
Migration and Political Power
The Objectives of the Universal Negro Improvement Association
The Garvey Milieu
The Scottsboro Case
Women and Lynching
Blacks and the New Deal
Mary McLeod Bethune and the Black Cabinet
Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the D.A.R.
Blacks and the CIO
The Harlem Bus Boycott of 1941
The March on Washington Movement
Executive Order 8802: Establishing the FEPC
The Sharecroppers' Tale
The "Double V" Campaign
Nazi and Dixie Nordics
The Civil Rights Congress
The Second Reconstruction
Introduction: The Modern Civil Rights Movement
The Legal Strategy
Charles Hamilton Houston and the NAACP Legal Strategy
The NAACP and Brown
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Mississippi Murders
Labor Days
Labor, Radicals, and the Civil Rights Movement
Migration and Electoral Politics
To Secure These Rights
Executive Order 9981: Barring Segregation in the Armed Forces
The Second Red Scare: The Cold War in Black America
Remembering Jackie Robinson
Paul Robeson and the House Un-American Activities Committee
The Highlander School
If the Negro Wins, Labor Wins
CORE and the Pacifist Roots of Civil Rights
The Churches' Hour
The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Social Organization of Nonviolence
SCLC and "The Beloved Community"
On King's Influences and Borrowings
Women and Community Leadership
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
SNCC Statement of Purpose
Suppose Not Negroes but Men of Property Were Being Beaten in Mississippi
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Television Address on Civil Rights
What Really Happened at the March on Washington?
Which Side Is the Federal Government On?
I Have a Dream
Movie Myths about Mississippi Summer
Freedom Schools
The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Testimony before the 1964 DNC Credentials Committee
Civil Rights and Black Protest Music
From Protest to Politics
The Selma Movement and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Address on Voting Rights
Economic Justice: The North Has Problems Too
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
The Watts Uprising
The Great Society
The SCLC and Chicago
Resurrection City and the Poor People's Campaign
The Welfare Rights Movement
Black Power
We Must Have Justice
The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm and Martin: A Common Solution
What We Want
The Black Panther Party Ten-Point Program
The Black Panther Party
Women and the Black Panther Party
Black Power and Labor
Electoral and Street Politics
The Nixon Administration and Civil Rights
The Gary Black Political Convention of 1972
Police Violence and Riots
Rodney King, Police Brutality, and Riots
Black Power in the Age of Jackson
Race and the Democrats
Mississippi Abolishes Slavery
Undercounting Minorities
The Color of Money
Discrimination: Ongoing Examples
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Discrimination and Racism Continue
Education's "Savage Inequalities"
Shopping While Black
Environmental Racism
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action and History
The Great White Myth
How the Press Frames Affirmative Action
Position Paper on Affirmative Action
Backlash Redux
Introduction: Redemption II
The Roots of Backlash
The Southern Manifesto
George Wallace and the Roots of Modern Republicanism
Segregation Forever
The Southern Strategy
The Nixon That Black Folks Knew
The FBI, COINTELPRO, and the Repression of Civil Rights
The Urban Fiscal Crisis and the Rebirth of Conservatism
Boston's Battle over Busing
The Tax Revolt
Campus Racism and the Reagan Budget Cuts
The War against the Poor
David Duke and the Southern Strategy
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
How "Welfare" Became a Dirty Word
Lazy Lies about Welfare
Race and the "New Democrats"
Defunding the Congressional Black Caucus
Vouchers, the Right, and the Race Card
The Prison Industrial Complex
Felony Disenfranchisement
Chain Gang Blues
Breaking Thurgood Marshall's Promise
Toward a Third Reconstruction
Introduction: Where Do We Go from Here?
Time for a Third Reconstruction
Toward a New Protest Paradigm
Why Inter-Ethnic Anti-Racism Matters Now
How the New Working Class Can Transform Urban America
What Works to Reduce Inequality?
A Workers' Bill of Rights
A Ten-Point Plan
Both Race and Class: A Time for Anger
Fear of a Black Feminist Planet
Response to the Million Man March
What Farrakhan Left Out
Clean-Money Campaign Finance Reform
Proportional Representation
We Can Educate All Our Children
Algebra as Civil Rights: An Interview with Bob Moses
Pulpit Politics: Religion and the Black Radical Tradition
Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident
We Don't Need Another Dr. King
About the Editors
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