Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68

Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68

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Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68
This title draws on respected and best-selling content from 'Race Relations in the USA 1860-1981' and adapts this content in order to cover the requirements of the shorter units. Tracing the development of African-American civil rights in the USA this title ranges from segregation in the 1950s to the growth of radicalism in the sixties.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 12mm | 360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340965835
  • 9780340965832
  • 242,163

Table of contents

: Chapter 1 - Introduction: American Ethnic Minorities Prior to 1945

: America's Racial Groups
: Underlying Reasons for Racial Tensions
: Escalating Tensions c1600-c1860
: Suggested Solutions to the Black Problem in the Early Nineteenth Century
: The Civil War
: The Post-war South: Reconstruction (1865-c1877) to Segregation
: Factors Leading to Improvements for Blacks 1900-45

: Chapter 2 - The Black Situation at the End of the Second World War

: The Impact of the War on Non-Whites
: Blacks Outside the South in Late 1945
: Southern Blacks in late 1945
: Key Debates

: Chapter 3 - The Start of the Civil Rights Movement 1945-60

: President Truman's Early Life and Career
: How Much Did Truman Help Blacks?
: Conclusions about Progress under Truman
: The Role of Eisenhower (1953-61)
: BROWN (1954)
: Emmet Till and Autherine Lucy
: Signs of Change by 1955
: The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956)
: Little Rock (1957)
: Eisenhower's Civil Rights Acts (1957 and 1960)
: The Cold War and Decolonisation
: The Eisenhower Years - Conclusions
: Key Debate
: Study Guide

: Chapter 4 - The 1960's - I: King of the Civil Rights Movement?

: Martin Luther King
: Martin Luther King - Saint or Sinner?
: The Leadership of the Civil Rights Movement
: King and the Leadership of the Civil Rights Movement - Conclusions
: Key Debates
: Study Guide

: Chapter 5 - The 1960's - II: Black Power

: The Nation of Islam and Malcom X
: The Rise of Black Power in the 1960's
: Black Power and the Black Panthers
: Why did Black Power Decline?
: What had the Black Power Movement Achieved?
: Key Debates
: Study Guide

: Chapter 6 - The 1960's III: Kennedy, Johnson and the 'Black Problem'

: President Kennedy (1961-3)
: Lyndon Johnson Before the Presidency
: President Johnson (1963-9)
: Conclusions
: Key Debate
: Study Guide

: Chapter 7 - Other Minorities and the 1960's Protest Culture

: Native Americans and the Black Civil Rights Movement
: The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on Hispanic Americans
: Immigration
: Study Guide

: Chapter 8 - Equality in 1968? Conclusions

: Black Americans in the South in 1968
: Black Americans Outside the South in 1968
: Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in 1968
: Study Guide

: Glossary
: Index
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About Vivienne Sanders

Vivienne Sanders has written extensively and successfully on American history in the Access to History series. She taught A Level History for over 30 years, mostly in independent schools, and is now retired.
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