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Civil rights crossroads : nation, community, and the Black freedom struggle

Lawson, Steven F., 1945- author

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Summary

  • Over the past thirty years, Steven F. Lawson has established himself as one of the nation's leading historians of the black struggle for equality. Civil Rights Crossroads is an important collection of Lawson's writings about the civil rights movement that is essential reading for anyone concerned about the past, present, and future of race relations in America. Lawson examines the movement from a variety of perspectives -- local and national, political and social -- to offer penetrating insights into the civil rights movement and its influence on contemporary society. Civil Rights Crossroads.

Contents

  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; PART ONE. STUDYING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT; FREEDOM THEN, FREEDOM NOW; PART TWO. LYNDON B. JOHNSON AND THE BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE; EXPLORING JOHNSON'S CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY; THE IMPROBABLE EMANCIPATOR; MIXING MODERATION WITH MILITANCY; PART THREE. CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK POLITICS; FROM BOYCOTTS TO BALLOTS; PRESERVING THE SECOND RECONSTRUCTION; THE UNMAKING OF THE SECOND RECONSTRUCTION; PART FOUR. FROM THE BOTTOM UP; FLORIDA'S LITTLE SCOTTSBORO; INVESTIGATIONS AND MASSIVE RESISTANCE; FROM SIT-IN TO RACE RIOT
  • PART FIVE. NEW PATHS OF EXPLORATIONROCK 'N' ROLL, THE PAYOLA SCANDAL, AND THE POLITICAL CULTURE OF CIVIL RIGHTS; WOMEN, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND BLACK LIBERATION; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Permissions; Index
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