ABC-Clio Companion to the Civil Rights Movement (Clio Companions)

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The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Civil Rights Movement traces the struggle of black Americans against oppression, racism, and bigotry in the United States. This expansive, one-volume encyclopedia is designed as an easy-to-use references tool for the general reader.
The concise entries cover key events, landmark state and federal legislation, important concepts, civil rights leaders, and stubborn obstacles in the way of freedom. The book spans the highs and lows of our nation's civil rights history, from the work of NAACP cofounder W.E.D. DuBois to the terrorist tactics of the Klu Klux Klan; from the timeless clarity of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech to the strained reasoning of the Supreme Court's "separate but equal" decision in Plessy v. Ferguson.
The book's A-to-Z entries are carefully cross-referenced to direct readers to related topics. A subject index provides quick access to the contents and the bibliography inspires further reading. A detailed chronology of events from 1619 to 1993 sets the movement in its historical context. Illustrations and photographs complement the fascinating, easy-to-read narratives.
A well-organized volume that addresses not only the people, but the complex issues related to the topic, The ABC-CLIO Companion to the Civil Rights Movement is an asset for anyone interested in learning about our citizens' quest for racial equality.

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Mark Grossman is a professional writer specializing in American and world history, constitutional law, and the environment. He is the author of ABC-CLIO's award winning Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War.

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"A particular strength is the well-crafted annotations for each item, and the comprehensive index also deserves praise. An important book and one required for all academic libraries." - Choice

"A must for middle and high school libraries and all public libraries." - VOYA

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