Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement
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Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement : The Changing Political Economy of Southern Racism

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"An intriguing look at the interplay of race and class, this work is both scholarly and jargon-free. A sophisticated study." -Library Journal"This is an exciting book... combining... dramatic episodes with an insightful analysis... The use of concepts of class is subtle and effective." -Peter N. Stearns"... ambitious and wide-ranging... " -Georgia Historical Quarterly"... excellent historical analysis... " -North Carolina Historical Review"Historians should welcome this book. A well-written, jargon-free, interpretive synthesis, it relates impersonal political-economic forces to the human actors who were shaped by them and, in turn, helped shape them.... This refreshing study reminds us how much the American dilemma of race has been complicated by problems of class." -American Historical Review"... a broad historical sweep... skillfully surveys key areas of historiographical debate and succinctly summarizes a good deal of recent secondary literature." -Journal of Southern History"... Bloom does a masterful job of presenting the major structural and psychological interpretations associated with the Civil Rights Movement... It will make an excellent general text to welcome undergraduates and reintroduce old-timers to the social ferment that surrounded the Civil Rights Movement." -Contemporary SociologyA unique sociohistorical analysis of the civil rights movement, analyzing the interaction between the economy and political systems in the South, which led to racial stratification.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 20mm | 498.96g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204070
  • 9780253204073

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"An intriguing look at the interplay of race and class, this work is both scholarly and jargon-free. A sophisticated study." - Library Journal "This is an exciting book ... combining ... dramatic episodes with an insightful analysis ... The use of concepts of class is subtle and effective." - Peter N. Stearns " ... ambitious and wide-ranging ... " - Georgia Historical Quarterly " ... excellent historical analysis ... " - North Carolina Historical Review "Historians should welcome this book. A well-written, jargon-free, interpretive synthesis, it relates impersonal political-economic forces to the human actors who were shaped by them and, in turn, helped shape them... This refreshing study reminds us how much the American dilemma of race has been complicated by problems of class." - American Historical Review " ... a broad historical sweep ... skillfully surveys key areas of historiographical debate and succinctly summarizes a good deal of recent secondary literature." - Journal of Southern History " ... Bloom does a masterful job of presenting the major structural and psychological interpretations associated with the Civil Rights Movement ... It will make an excellent general text to welcome undergraduates and reintroduce old-timers to the social ferment that surrounded the Civil Rights Movement." - Contemporary Sociologyshow more

Table of contents

FOREWORD BY RICHARD GORDON HATCHER, MARY OF GARYACKNOWLEDGMENTSIntroductionPart One: The Changing Political Economy of RacismI. The Political Economy of Southern RacismII. The Old Order ChangesIII. Nineteen Forty-Eight: The Opening of the BreachIV. The Splitting of the Solid SouthPart Two: The Black MovementV. The Defeat of White Power and the Emergence of the New Negro in the SouthVI. The Second WaveVII. Ghetto Revolts, Black Power, and the Limits of the Civil Rights CoalitionVIII. Class and Race: A Retrospective and ProspectiveBIBLIOGRAPHYNOTESINDEXshow more

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