Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives (Google eBook)

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Michael Ezra
ABC-CLIO, 2009 - History - 250 pages
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This revealing volume looks at the struggle for individual rights from the social historian's perspective, providing a fresh context for gauging the impact of the civil rights movement on everyday life across the full spectrum of American society.

From the landmark "Brown v. Board of Education" case to protests against the Vietnam War to the fight for black power, "Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives" looks at events that set the stage for guaranteeing America's promise to all Americans. In eight chapters, some of the country's leading social historians analyze the most recent investigations into the civil rights era's historical context and pivotal moments. Readers will gain a richer understanding of a movement that expanded well beyond its initial focus (the treatment of African Americans in the South) to include other Americans in regions across the nation.

  

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Ezra's (Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon) contribution to ABC-CLIO's "Perspectives in American Social History" series is a lucid, balanced examination of the lasting effects of the civil rights ... Read full review

Contents

1 Early Pioneers
1
2 Student Activists
19
3 Religion and Clergy
39
4 Southern Civil Rights Organizations
59
NAACP and CORE
77
6 Black Nationalists
99
7 The Black Panther Party
121
8 Women
139
Primary Documents
155
Reference
173
Bibliography
191
Index
243
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About the author (2009)

Michael Ezra is associate professor of American multicultural studies and chair of the American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

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