The Civil Rights Movement: Struggle and Resistance, Third Edition

Paperback | May 15, 2010

byWilliam T. Martin Riches

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The Civil Rights Movement in the United States struggled to create a nation. The Civil War ended de jure slavery but it needed the movement to dismantle laws designed to keep African Americans subordinated to white power. In this compelling introduction, William T. Martin Riches analyses the way African Americans developed a mass movement after World War II and overthrew state-enforced racial segregation despite fierce resistance from whites. Riches emphasizes how the movement influenced others seeking justice in America, and evaluates the coalitions formed to preserve gains threatened by the rise of the New Right.

Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest scholarship, the third edition of The Civil Rights Movement:

• sets the movement in its broader context
• stresses the changing role of black women, and their problems with the women's movement and black nationalism
• demonstrates the positive influence on some white southerners
• explores the key role played by the state and federal judiciaries
• assesses the administrations of George W. Bush
• examines the rise of Neo-Conservatism
• covers the presidential election campaign of 2008 and analyses Barack Obama's first months in office.

The Civil Rights Movement will be essential reading for students and scholars of American History and American Studies.

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The Civil Rights Movement in the United States struggled to create a nation. The Civil War ended de jure slavery but it needed the movement to dismantle laws designed to keep African Americans subordinated to white power. In this compelling introduction, William T. Martin Riches analyses the way African Americans developed a mass movem...

WILLIAM T. MARTIN RICHES was formerly Senior Lecturer and Convenor of American Studies at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, UK. A founder-member of the Milan/Montpelier Group for the Study of American History, he has been honored by the Irish Association for American Studies for his major contribution to the discipline.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230237061

ISBN - 13:9780230237063

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Transformation of Politics: Civil Rights 1945-58
Grassroots Struggle in the South
The Struggle Intensifies: JFK and the New Frontier
Triumphs and Disasters: LBJ, The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism
The New Right and Civil Rights
Transformation: A New South?
Searching for New Approaches
A Third Way from Hope: Bill Clinton
1876 and All That: George W. Bush
Transcending Race? Barack Hussein Obama
Epilogue

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Praise for the first edition:

"In tackling a highly sensitive and emotive issue, Riches presents a coherent and very readable account of the American Civil Rights movement." —Esther Jubb, American Studies Today