Better Day Coming

Better Day Coming : Blacks and Equality 1890-2000

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The author Adam Fairclough chronicles the struggle of black Americans to acheieve civil rights and equality in a society that, after the collapse of the Reconstruction, santioned racial segregation, racial discrimination and political supremacy. Throughout the book, Fairclough re-examines many issues and balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistance of racial and economic inequalities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • portraits
  • 0142001295
  • 9780142001295
  • 306,063

About Adam Fairclough

Adam Fairclough teaches American history at the University of East Anglia. His books include To Redeem The Soul Of America, Martin Luther King Jr. and Race And Democracy which won the Lillian Smith Award.
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Review quote

"In the hands of Adam Fairclough, BETTER DAY COMING, does more than any other book to place the historic Civil Rights Movement within the broader scope of the Black Freedom Struggle in the twentieth century. A distinguished historian has crafted an impressive narrative of persistence and resistance, heroism and timidity. A must read for the rising generation of young people for whom the Civil Rights Movement has been relegated to ancient history." Steven F. Lawson Rutgers University "Just right and badly needed. I know of no other text that covers these years. I will definitely adopt." Daniel Levine, Bowdoin College

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Table of contents

Better Day Coming - Adam Fairclough Acknowledgments
1. The Failure of Reconstruction and the Triumph of White Supremacy
2. Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
3. Booker T. Washington and the Strategy of Accommodation
4. The Rise of the NAACP
5. The Great War and Racial Equality
6. Marcus Garvey and the UNIA
7. The Radical Thirties
8. Blacks in the Segregated South, 1919-42
9. The NAACP's Challenge to White Supremacy, 1935-45
10. Two Steps Forward and One Step Back, 1946-55
11. The Nonviolent Rebellion, 1955-60
12. The Civil Rights Movement, 1960-63
13. Birmingham, the Freedom Summer, and Selma
14. The Rise and Fall of Black Power
15. The Continuing Struggle
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106 ratings
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