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The civil rights movement, the Black freedom struggle in America, Bruce J. Dierenfield

"Now in its second edition, The Civil Rights Movement: The Black Freedom Struggle in America recounts the extraordinary story of how tens of thousands of seemingly ordinary African Americans overcame segregation, exercised their right to vote, and improved their economic standing, and how millions more black people, along with those of different races, continue to fight for racial justice in the wake of continuing police killings of unarmed black men and women. In a concise, chronological fashion, Bruce Dierenfield shows how concerted pressure in a variety of forms has helped realize a more just society for many blacks, though racism is far from being extinguished. The new edition has been fully revised to include an entire chapter on the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, the black experience in the slave and Jim Crow periods has been expanded, and greater emphasis has been placed throughout on black agency. The book also features revised maps, new primary documents, and an updated bibliography that reflects recent scholarship. This book will provide students of American history with a compelling and comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights Movement"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface to the second edition -- A note on language -- List of abbreviations -- Chronology -- Who's who -- Maps -- The problem -- Part 1 Up from slavery -- 1 The Jim Crow South -- Part 2 Seeds of change -- 2 Origins of the black freedom struggle -- 3 The making of massive resistance -- Part 3 The assault on Jim Crow -- 4 Freedom walkers -- 5 The wayward lieutenant -- 6 Freedom's on the menu -- 7 Freedom riders -- 8 The Battle of Ole Miss -- 9 Bombingham -- 10 Let freedom ring -- Part 4 The voting rights campaign -- 11 Freedom Summer -- 12 Bloody Sunday -- Part 5 The ghetto explodes -- 13 Black power -- Part 6 The freedom struggle resumes -- 14 Black Lives Matter -- Part 7 Documents -- Further reading -- Glossary -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Second edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (247 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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