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Ripples Of Hope : Great American Civil Rights Speeches - Josh Gottheimer

Ripples Of Hope

Great American Civil Rights Speeches

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780465027538
Number Of Pages: 514

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Including a never-before published speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., this is the first compilation of its kind, bringing together the most influential and important voices from two hundred years of America's struggle for civil rights, including essential speeches from leaders, both famous and obscure. With voices as diverse as Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, Betty Friedan, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth, this anthology constitutes a unique chronicle of the nation's civil rights movements and the critical issues they've tackled, from slavery and suffrage to immigration and affirmative action.This is an indispensable compilation of the words --the ripples of hope--that, collectively, have changed American history.

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"Ripples of Hope succeeds largely on the strength of Gottheimer's choices.... Deserves a prominent place on family bookshelves."

Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxix
Early America, Early Dissent 1787-1865
The Curse of Slaveryp. 3
Blood and Slaveryp. 5
This Is Our Countryp. 10
An Address at the African Masonic Hallp. 14
Address to the Massachusetts Legislaturep. 19
Loosening the Bonds of Prejudicep. 22
Defending the Amistad Slavesp. 28
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of Americap. 32
Address at Seneca Fallsp. 36
Ar'n't I a Woman?p. 43
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?p. 45
No Compromise with the Evil of Slaveryp. 55
Leave Women, Then, to Find Their Spherep. 59
On Seizing Land from Native Californiansp. 62
A House Dividedp. 65
No Consciousness of Guiltp. 70
A Day to Celebrate Emancipationp. 72
Second Inaugural Addressp. 75
In Praise of Laborp. 77
Measured Gains: Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward 1866-1949
We Are All Bound Up Togetherp. 83
The Myth of "Yellow Peril"p. 87
Suffrage and the Working Womanp. 98
Half Free, Half Slavep. 103
Unsung Heroesp. 109
The First African-American Governorp. 112
The Queens of Womanhoodp. 115
Man Cannot Speak for Herp. 120
A Call for Black Womenp. 125
The Atlanta Compromisep. 128
Training Negroes for Social Powerp. 132
The Progress of Colored Womenp. 138
The Last, Hard Fightp. 142
A Moral Partnership Legitimizedp. 147
A Defense of Japanese Americansp. 150
Crusade for Women's Birth Controlp. 153
Defending Mexican Americansp. 156
A Separate Nationp. 159
A Last Word Before Incarcerationp. 166
A Negro Nation Within a Nationp. 170
Fighting Wordsp. 174
Desegregating the Militaryp. 178
A Cloud of Suspicionp. 185
Guarding Our Heritagep. 188
Jim Crow Armyp. 192
No Compromisesp. 196
The Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 201
The Civil Rights Era: Lift Every Voice 1950-1969
Dismantling Segregation: Brown v. Board of Educationp. 207
Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 210
The Homosexual Faces a Challengep. 216
Federal Court Orders Must Be Upheldp. 222
Civil Rights Messagep. 227
I Have a Dreamp. 233
We Must Free Ourselvesp. 238
Sex Discrimination in the Civil Rights Actp. 241
The Ballot or the Bulletp. 245
A Long, Long Way to Gop. 258
Brotherhood Among Ourselvesp. 266
We Shall Overcomep. 270
To Fulfill These Rightsp. 275
Day of Affirmation Addressp. 282
Furthering the Homophile Movementp. 291
Black Powerp. 296
The Silent People No Longerp. 304
The Land Grant Questionp. 306
Breaking Bread for Progressp. 315
I've Been to the Mountaintopp. 317
On Martin Luther King's Deathp. 318
From Expatriation to Emancipationp. 320
The Real Sexual Revolutionp. 327
This Is No Land of Cynicsp. 331
Chicano Nationalism: Fighting for La Razap. 335
For the Equal Rights Ammendmentp. 340
Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good?p. 345
Take Destiny into Your Own Handsp. 350
The Current Struggle: Slow But Steady Progress 1970-1998
A Chicano Definedp. 355
Roe v. Wade: Legalizing Abortionp. 362
You Can Do Itp. 365
Recognition NOWp. 368
America Should Admit Its Guiltp. 372
Tired of the Silencep. 376
That a Past Wrong Be Admittedp. 381
Our Time Has Come: 1984 Democratic Convention Speechp. 384
We Organizedp. 392
Acting Upp. 400
Creating Changep. 408
What Gay Consciousness Bringsp. 413
Anita Hill v. Clarence Thomasp. 418
The Story of Self-Hatredp. 423
Seeking a Conversation on Racep. 427
The Freedom to Diep. 431
We Are at Warp. 437
Rejecting Racial Hatredp. 445
The Two Faces of American Immigrationp. 450
A Million Men Marching Onp. 453
Consciousness Is Powerp. 468
Protecting Same-Sex Marriagep. 473
A Shining and Powerful Dreamp. 475
Seneca Falls: 150 Years Laterp. 481
Afterwordp. 489
Creditsp. 491
Indexp. 495
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ISBN: 9780465027538
ISBN-10: 0465027539
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 1st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1