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Sweet Land of Liberty? : The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century - Robert Cook

Sweet Land of Liberty?

The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

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Published: 8th October 1997
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A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America. Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and women who were mobilised by the grass-roots activities of civil-rights workers and community leaders. He begins with the development of segregation in the late nineteenth century, but his main focus is on the continuing struggle this century. It is a dramatic story of many achievements - even if in many respects it is also a record of unfinished business.


Introduction
Change and Continuity in the Jim Crow South
A Pre-History of the Civil Rights Movement
A Movement Stirs 1940-1960
The Destruction of Jim Crow 1960-1965
Grass-roots Organising and the Mississippi Freedom Summer
The Movement in Decline 1965-1968
The Roots of Success
The Struggle Continues
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780582215320
ISBN-10: 0582215323
Series: Studies in Modern History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 8th October 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1