Black Movements in America

Author: Cedric J. Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135224752
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Political Science

Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the 16th and 17th centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on the historical record, he argues that Blacks have constructed both a culture of resistance and a culture of accommodation based on the radically different experiences of slaves and free Blacks.

Groundwork

Author: Jeanne Theoharis
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081478285X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The traditional narrative of the civil rights movement has been complicated by studies that root the movement in smaller communities across the country. These essays show that local civil rights activity was a vibrant component of the larger civil rightsmovement, and contributed greatly to its national successes.

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Author: Joyce M. Bell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231538015
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Social Science

The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential "bad boy" of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the non-state organizations of civil society.

The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Aldon D. Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780029221303
Release Date: 1986-09-15
Genre: History

A blending of scholarly research and interviews with many of the figures who launched the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s records the events of the movement's tumultuous first decade

Onkel Tom s H tte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433112007848
Release Date: 1853
Genre: American fiction


The Civil Rights Movement in America

Author: Charles W. Eagles
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604738124
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: African Americans

The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the second revolution.In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts.In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained.

Black Civil Rights in America

Author: Kevern Verney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134555130
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: History

This book is the authoritative introduction to the history of black civil rights in the USA. It provides a clear and useful guide to the political, social and cultural history of black Americans and their pursuit of equal rights and recognition from 1865 through to the present day. From the civil war of the 1860s to the race riots of the 1990s, Black Civil Rights details the history of the modern civil rights movement in American history. This book introduces the reader to: * leading civil rights activists * black political movements within the USA * crucial legal and political developments * the portrayal of black Americans in the media. This a book no American history or cultural studies student will want to do without.

The Civil Rights Movement in America

Author: Peter B. Levy
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 1610697618
Release Date: 2015-04
Genre: History

This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement—a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society.

Black and Blue

Author: Paul Frymer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140083726X
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Genre: Political Science

In the 1930s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. By 1980, the figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor. In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's decline. The labor and civil rights movements are the cornerstones of the Democratic Party, but for much of the twentieth century these movements worked independently of one another. Paul Frymer argues that as Democrats passed separate legislation to promote labor rights and racial equality they split the issues of class and race into two sets of institutions, neither of which had enough authority to integrate the labor movement. From this division, the courts became the leading enforcers of workplace civil rights, threatening unions with bankruptcy if they resisted integration. The courts' previously unappreciated power, however, was also a problem: in diversifying unions, judges and lawyers enfeebled them financially, thus democratizing through destruction. Sharply delineating the double-edged sword of state and legal power, Black and Blue chronicles an achievement that was as problematic as it was remarkable, and that demonstrates the deficiencies of race- and class-based understandings of labor, equality, and power in America.

The Civil Rights Movement in America From Black Nationalism to the Women s Political Council

Author: Peter B. Levy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610697620
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Political Science

This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement—a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society. • Includes primary documents such as the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accompanied by introductory essays that provide key historical context • Supplies entries on a broad cast of actors, ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to Septima Clark, Virginia and Clifford Durr, Rosa Parks, and The Last Poets, thereby capturing the diversity of those who fought for racial equality • Provides sidebars and carefully selected images that bring this people's movement to life for high school readers—personal stories; descriptions of lesser-known individuals, organizations, and speeches; connections to popular culture; and maps of the freedom ride route

Civil Rights Movement

Author: Michael Ezra
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598840377
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Presents a collection of essays about the history of the civil rights movement, focusing on the efforts of clergy, student activists, black nationalists, and such organizations as the NCAAP and Core to bring about racial equality.

Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties

Author: Clarence Lang
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472052660
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: History

A spirited argument for moving beyond the legacy of the Civil Rights era to best understand the current situation of African Americans

Black Social Movements in Latin America

Author: J. Rahier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137031433
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Social Science

Drawing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, the essays in this collection examine in different national contexts the consequences of the "Latin American multicultural turn" in Afro Latino social movements of the past two decades.

Running for freedom

Author: Steven F. Lawson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: WISC:89049851512
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Political Science