Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968 Debating Twentieth-Century America

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Designed specifically for college and university courses in American history, this is the best introduction available to the glory and agony of these turbulent times. Lawson and charles payne, examine the individuals who made the movement a success, both at the highest level of government and in the grassroots trenches.

In this revised and updated edition, Lawson and Payne have included additional analysis on the legacy of Martin Luther King and added important new documents. Two of the most respected scholars of African-American history, Steven F. No other book about the civil rights movement captures the drama and impact of the black struggle for equality better than Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968.

Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968 Debating Twentieth-Century America - Carefully chosen primary documents augment each essay giving students the opportunity to interpret the historical record themselves and engage in meaningful discussion. Used book in Good Condition.





At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Vintage - Groundbreaking, and courageous, controversial,  here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men. Rosa parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.

In this groundbreaking and important book, danielle mcguire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. The truth of who rosa parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power - In taking on this case, parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change. Vintage Books. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead.

The president of the local nAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville.





Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Holt Paperbacks - Waiting 'til the midnight hour traces the history of the Black Power movement, that storied group of men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial equality. Vintage Books. Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them. Joseph vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relations.

. Vibrant and expressive. Newton, turned their backs on martin Luther King's pacifism and, building on Malcolm X's legacy, pioneered a radical new approach to the fight for equality. Drawing on original archival research and more than sixty original oral histories, Peniel E. A well-researched and well-written work.

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America - The philadelphia inquirerwith the rallying cry of "Black Power!" in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P. In a series of character-driven chapters, and with them, we witness the rise of Black Power groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers, on both coasts of the country, a fundamental change in the way Americans understood the unfinished business of racial equality and integration.





Red Scare or Red Menace?: American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era American Ways

Ivan R. Dee - As one of a handful of american scholars allowed to review documents in newly opened Soviet archives, John Haynes has used fresh evidence to shed new light on the United States' confrontation with communism at home. Vintage Books. And he dissects the various anticommunist constituencies, analyzing their origins, motives, and activities.

Used book in Good Condition. American Ways Series. Government activities; and placed CPUSA members in the wartime OSS and OWI, the government's major intelligence and propaganda agencies. In a succinct survey, haynes traces the buildup of the american communist party CPUSA in the twenties and thirties, focuses on the heyday of popular anticommunism from 1945 to 1960, and follows the relative decline of anticommunism as a political issue in the sixties and seventies.

Red Scare or Red Menace?: American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era American Ways - Haynes draws on new and incontestable evidence that the soviet Union heavily subsidized the CPUSA from its earliest days; maintained an underground organization in Washington in the 1930s that reported to the CPUSA and in turn to Moscow on U. S. He also confirms much of Elizabeth Bentley's 1940s accusations of Communist infiltrations.

Along the way he describes the chief episodes, figures, and institutions of cold war anticommunism, showing how earlier campaigns against domestic fascists and right-wingers provided most all of anti-communism's tactics and weapons.





Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives Debating Twentieth-Century America

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. - The book also examines the emergence of the New Left and the modern conservative movement. It was, after all, the age of mass protests against the Vietnam War and social movements on behalf of civil rights and women's rights. Vintage Books. The focus is on four main areas of contention: social welfare, foreign relations, civil rights, and social order.

Finally, it assesses the enduring importance of the 1960s on contemporary American politics and society. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Combining analytical essays and historical documents, the book highlights the polarization of the decade by focusing on the political, social, and cultural debates that divided the nation then and now.

It was also an era when the counterculture challenged many of the values and beliefs held by morally traditional Americans. The conventional interpretation of the 1960s emphasizes how liberal, even radical, the decade was. Used book in Good Condition. It portrays how radicals, liberals, and conservatives repeatedly clashed in ideological combat for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Debating the 1960s: Liberal, Conservative, and Radical Perspectives Debating Twentieth-Century America - Millions in the center and on the right contested the counterculture, defended the Vietnam War, and opposed civil rights. Debating the 1960s explores the decade through the arguments and controversies between radicals, liberals, and conservatives. But a newer interpretation stresses how truly polarized the 1960s were.





The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle

Penguin Books - Used book in Good Condition. An important volume for students and professionals who wish to grasp the basic nature of the civil rights movement and how it changed America in fundamental ways. Aldon morris, Northwestern University Vintage Books. Penguin Books. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. The most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement.

A record of one of the greatest and most turbulent movements of this century, The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader is essential for anyone interested in learning how far the American civil rights movements has come and how far it has to go. Included are the supreme court's Brown vs Board of Education decision in its entirety; speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle - Nelson mandel, jesse jackson, and his famous "letter from birmingham city jail"; an interview with rosa Parks; selections from Malcolm X Speaks; Black Panther Bobby Seale's Seize the Time; Ralph Abernathy's controversial And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising; addresses by Harold Washington, and much more.





The Struggle against Slavery: A History in Documents Pages from History

Oxford University Press - From slave ships to plantations to freedom, the struggle against Slavery traces the remarkable history of the heroic fight to end slavery, from its North American beginnings in the early 1600s to its violent demise in the mid-1800s with the Civil War. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. Rowman Littlefield Publishers.

An exceptional social, political, and cultural history of the period, The Struggle Against Slavery is filled with stirring tales of survival and strength, bringing to life the African-American experience in early America. Penguin Books. Captured in their own words from transcripts, creating their own institutions, memoirs, newspaper clippings, and other documents are the stories of how slaves and free blacks fought against the dehumanization of slavery by developing anti-racist arguments, physically escaping, diaries, drawings, and fighting with weapons.





Debating the American Conservative Movement: 1945 to the Present Debating Twentieth-Century America

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Debating the american Conservative Movement chronicles one of the most dramatic stories of modern American political history. Penguin Books. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Historians Donald T. Used book in Good Condition. The authors describe how a small band of conservatives in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War launched a revolution that shifted American politics to the right, transformed the Republican party into a voice of conservatism, challenged the New Deal order, and set the terms of debate in American politics as the country entered the new millennium.

Vintage Books. Critchlow and nancy maclean frame two opposing perspectives of how the history of conservatism in modern America can be understood, but readers are encouraged to reach their own conclusions through reading engaging primary documents.





How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts American Crossroads

University of California Press - These years shaped the emergence of what natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United States about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity. Penguin Books. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. How race is made in america examines mexican americans―from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished―to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed.

. Molina introduces and explains her central theory, racial scripts, which highlights the ways in which the lives of racialized groups are linked across time and space and thereby affect one another. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Molina demonstrates that despite the multiplicity of influences that help shape our concept of race, common themes prevail.

How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts American Crossroads - Examining legal, and cultural sources related to immigration, she advances the theory that our understanding of race is socially constructed in relational ways―that is, social, political, in correspondence to other groups. University of California Press. How race is made in america also shows that these racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups.

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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

Back Bay Books - Among the new additions to the book are:--the role of black soldiers in preserving the Union--The history of Chinese Americans from 1900-1941--An investigation into the hot-button issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico--A look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan. This new edition of a different mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.

Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. Paperback cover. Penguin Books. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Beginning with the colonization of the new world, african americans, asian Americans, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Latinos, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America - Now, ronald takaki has revised his landmark work and made it even more relevant and important.





Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and Culture

Bedford/St. Martin's - Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Using lawyers' briefs, arguments over single-sex protective laws, and other major court decisions, women's history, Nancy Woloch examines a moment in which constitutional history, and progressive politics converged. In 1908 the supreme court unanimously upheld an Oregon law that set a ten-hour limit on the workdays of women in factories and laundries.

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