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The Civil Rights Movement

Struggle and Resistance

  • Authors
  • William T. Martin Riches
Textbook

Part of the Studies in Contemporary History book series (SCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 1-14
  3. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 15-38
  4. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 39-55
  5. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 56-75
  6. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 76-97
  7. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 98-120
  8. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 121-141
  9. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 142-160
  10. William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 161-178
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-196

About this book

Introduction

How did a relatively powerless minority bring down the whole system of racial segregation in America within a single generation? The civil rights movement led to the dismantlement of institutionalised racism and transformed American society. William Riches chronicles the growth of the mass movement from its origins in less well documented battles for civil liberties, through to its eventual success with the destruction of a de jure segregated society.

Keywords

America American politics bibliography chronology Clinton, Bill event growth mass politics resistance society transformation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25880-2
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-61100-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25880-2
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