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Macmillan Higher Education

The Civil Rights Movement (4th Edition)

Struggle and Resistance

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19 August 2017

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An established introductory textbook that provides students with a compelling overview of the growth of the mass movement from its origins after the Second World War to the destruction of segregated society, before charting...

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An established introductory textbook that provides students with a compelling overview of the growth of the mass movement from its origins after the Second World War to the destruction of segregated society, before charting the movement’s path through the twentieth century up to the present day.

This is an ideal core text for modules on Civil Rights History or American History since 1945 - or a supplementary text for broader modules on American History, African-American History or Modern US Politics - which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate History, Politics or American Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the Civil Rights Movement for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in American History, US Politics or American Studies.

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  • Sets the black civil rights movement in a broader context than other studies, including coverage of wider black politics, homosexual organizations and environmental issues
  • Challenges the view that the Movement died in 1968 and that coalitions with other groups damaged the gains of the African-American community
  • Incorporates the major scholarship in the field
  • Contains a Glossary, List of Acronyms and a Bibliography to aid study 

  • Revised and updated throughout in light of the latest research
  • Includes in-depth analysis of Barack Obama's presidency
  • Provides further exploration of cultural and gender history
  • Examines contemporary issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2016 US election

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
Glossary
List of Acronyms
Introduction
1. Transformation of Politics: Civil Rights 1948-58
2. Grass-Roots Struggle in the South
3. The Struggle Intensifies: JFK and a New Frontier?
4. Triumphs and Tragedies: LBJ, The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism
5. The New Right and Civil Rights
6. Transformation: A New South?
7. Willie Horton and the Southern Strategy: Bush Sr
8. A Third Way from Hope? Bill Clinton
9. 1876 and All That: George W. Bush
10. 'Post-Racial' America? Barack Obama
Epilogue: The Great Divide: The Election of 2016
Bibliography
Index.

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William T. Martin Riches was formerly Senior Lecturer and Convenor of American Studies at the University of Ulster, UK.

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William T. Martin Riches was formerly Senior Lecturer and Convenor of American Studies at the University of Ulster, UK.

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