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Civilities and Civil Rights : Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom - William H. Chafe

Civilities and Civil Rights

Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom

Paperback Published: 14th May 1981
ISBN: 9780195029192
Number Of Pages: 304

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Reveals how whites in Greensboro used the traditional Southern concept of civility as a means of keeping Black protest in check and how Black activists continually devised new ways of asserting their quest for freedom.

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"Thoughtful, well written, and thoroughly researched, it is a work of disciplined, committed scholarship that is likely to inspire imitation....It represents the sort of scholarly advocacy that honors the historian's calling."--The New Republic "A finely wrought narrative, but much more--a troubling commentary on conflict, consensus, paternalism, and gentility, which carries far beyond Greensboro....There is a boldness in this book which is rare in the profession....It makes us think beyond its boundaries."--Howard Zinn, The Yale Review "Social history at its best, portraying the events that led up to the sit-ins and the disappointments that came after, and arguing that these confrontations were vital for any real change."--The New York Times Book Review "Undoubtedly the best case study on the Civil Rights movement."--Mark Kornbluh, Washington University

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Years of Protestp. 11
Inch by Inch-----p. 13
the Politics of Moderationp. 42
the Sit-Ins Beginp. 71
a Time of Testingp. 102
""My Feet Took Wings""p. 119
Years of Polarizationp. 153
""We Will Stand Pat""p. 155
Black Powerp. 172
the End or the Beginningp. 203
Struggle and Ambiguityp. 237
Epilogue for the Paperback Editionp. 251
Notesp. 255
A Note on Sourcesp. 269
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780195029192
ISBN-10: 0195029194
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th May 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 13.21  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: Abridged

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