Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

by Jamie J. Wilson

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This book gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement—arguably the most important political movement of the 20th century—and provides a road map for future study and historical inquiry.

• Provides a chronology that traces the unfolding of the subject of movement over time

• Features biographical profiles of the people and organizations central to the movement

• Contains a selection of primary documents that provide readers with a fuller understanding of the subject

• Includes an annotated bibliography that assesses the most important print, electronic, and media resources suitable for high school student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440804274
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/24/2013
Series: Landmarks of the American Mosaic Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jamie J. Wilson is associate professor of modern United States and African American history at Salem State University, Salem, MA.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Introduction ix

Chronology of the Movement xv

1 "I've Been 'buked and I've Been Scorned": The Rise of Jim Crow and Its Implications for African Americans 1

2 "I Want to Be Ready to Put on My Long White Robe": The Political Origins of the Civil Rights' Movement 19

3 "We Shall Overcome": The Movement in Alabama 35

4 "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round": The Movement in Mississippi 51

5 "A Right Denied": Court Decisions and the Civil Rights Movement Staci M. Rubin 67

6 "We Shall Not Be Moved": The Quest for Civil Rights outside the Deep South 85

7 "All Power to the People": Black Power Politics during and after the Civil Rights Movement 101

8 From Amos 'n' Andy to I Spy: African Americans in Television and Film in the 1960s 119

Conclusion 133

Biographies of Figures 137

Primary Documents 153

Glossary 207

Annotated Bibliography 211

Index 225

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