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Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives
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Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives (Hardback)

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This work documents the importance of the civil rights movement and its lasting impression on American society and culture.



This revealing volume looks at the struggle for individual rights from the social historian's perspective, providing a fresh context for gauging the impact of the civil rights movement on everyday life across the full spectrum of American society.







From the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case to protests against the Vietnam War to the fight for black power, Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives looks at events that set the stage for guaranteeing America's promise to all Americans. In eight chapters, some of the country's leading social historians analyze the most recent investigations into the civil rights era's historical context and pivotal moments. Readers will gain a richer understanding of a movement that expanded well beyond its initial focus (the treatment of African Americans in the South) to include other Americans in regions across the nation.



















A collection of primary source materials that give readers a look at the civil rights movement through the eyes of those who lived it







16 short "sidebar" essays that highlight important personalities and events in the history of the civil rights movement

Michael Ezra is associate professor of American multicultural studies and chair of the American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.

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