The Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement : Revised Edition

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The civil rights movement was arguably the most important reform in American history. This book recounts the extraordinary and often bloody story of how tens of thousands of ordinary African-Americans overcame long odds to dethrone segregation, to exercise the right to vote and to improve their economic standing.

Organized in a clear chronological fashion, the book shows how concerted pressure in a variety of forms ultimately carried the day in realizing a more just society for African- Americans. It will provide students of American history with an invaluable, comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights Movement.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 175.26 x 241.3 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 1138835579
  • 9781138835573

Table of contents

Who's Who


PART ONE: The Mississippi Plan
1. Jim Crow South

PART TWO: The New Negro
2. Origins of the Movement
3. The Brown Decision
4. Little Rock Crisis

PART THREE: Freedom Bound
5. Montgomery Bus Boycott
6. Sit-Ins
7. Freedom Ride
8. Battle Of Ole Miss
9. Bombingham
10. March On Washington

PART FOUR: The Movement Fractures
11. Freedom Summer
12. Bloody Sunday

PART FIVE: The Dream Deferred
13. Black Power



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