The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman (Google eBook)

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Raymond H. Geselbracht
Truman State Univ Press, 2007 - Political Science - 224 pages
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President Harry S. Truman's contribution to civil rights is generally viewed as substantial and important. But some historians are inclined to regard his achievement as meager, hesitantly undertaken, polluted by political motives, and inadequate. The essays in this volume include the perspectives of historians and political scientists, of a member of Truman's White House staff, and of descendants of slaves????????????????????????including General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis, and former Congresswoman Carrie Meek. These essays renew a continuing dialog into the meaning of some of President Truman's most important decisions.
  

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Contents

A LEGACY BEYOND BOOKS A LEGACY THAT GETS INTO YOU
3
A PRESIDENT WHO GOT INTO TROUBLEGOOD TROUBLE NECESSARY TROUBLE
7
A PRESIDENT WHO REGARDED CIVIL RIGHTS AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE
17
A Reappraisal of the Truman Years and the Struggle for African American Citizenship
31
TRUMAN LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
51
TRUMANS CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACY A GRAPHIC ESSAY
67
TRUMANS SPEECH TO THE NAACP 29 JUNE 1947
93
Truman and Integration of the Military
103
The Case of Health Care
125
THE TRUMAN LIBRARY AND TRUMANS CIVIL RIGHTS LEGACY
139
President Trumans Major Speeches Relating to Civil Rights
151
Executive Orders Relating to Civil Rights
177
Truman and Civil RightsA Chronology
189
Bibliography
207
Contributors
213
Index
217

TRUMAN DESEGREGATION OF THE ARMED FORCES AND A KID FROM THE SOUTH BRONX
117

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