The Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement

by Michael V. Uschan


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Lucent Books' American History series examines the eras, events, and movements that have shaped U.S. history. Compelling narratives offer a wealth of factual information and also provide readers with insight into the significance of the past and its many legacies. Fully cited quotations from historical figures, eyewitnesses, letters, speeches, and writings bring vibrancy and authority to the text. Sidebars, time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies appear in all volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420502619
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Series: Lucent American History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Important Dates at the Time of the Civil Rights Movement 8

Introduction: A Four-Century Struggle 10

Chapter 1 From Slavery to Freedom 15

Chapter 2 Fight for Equality Begins 26

Chapter 3 Blacks Battle Racism in the Twentieth Century 40

Chapter 4 Modern Civil Rights Crusade 51

Chapter 5 Fighting Segregation 63

Chapter 6 Blacks Win the Right to Vote 75

Chapter 7 Fight for Equality Continues 86

Notes 97

For More Information 103

Index 105

Picture Credits 111

About the Author 112

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