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In this lavishly illustrated volume, Sean Dennis Cashman surveys the history of civil rights in twentieth-century America. The book charts the principal course of civil rights against the dramatic backdrop of two world wars, the Great Depression, the affluent society of the postwar world, the cultural and social agitation of the 1960s, and the emergence of the new conservatism of the 1970s and 1980s.
Cashman describes the profound upheaval that African-Americans experienced as they moved from the outright racism of the South through the Great Migration northward from 1915, and sets the contribution of African-American leaders within their historical context: Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and many others. The work also describes the shift in emphasis in the movement from legal cases brought before the courts to mass protest movements and, later, the change in direction from civil rights to Black Power and, later, Pan-Africanism.
Far more than just a history of civil rights leaders, this book explains how the achievements of African-American writers, artists, singers, and athletes contributed to a wider understanding of the humanity and culture of black Americans. Cashman details, among others, the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance, the films of Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson, and the works of Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. Written in an engaging style, the text is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, some well known, others in print for the first time.
About the Author:
Sean Dennis Cashman is the author of various popular books on American history, most recently the third edition of his classic America in the Gilded Age, also available from NYU Press.
Title: African-Americans and the Quest for Civil ...
Publisher: New York Univ Press
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Book Description New York University Press, 1991. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13719494
Book Description New York University Press, 1991. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP95375394
Book Description NYU Press. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2831857262
Book Description NYU Press, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Good Minus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. Photographs (illustrator). Water stain to most page edges. Jacket has a tear at rear flap fold. A solid reading copy. Seller Inventory # 0415090
Book Description NYU Press. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Near Fine condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show very minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. Dust Jacket is near fine. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1991. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 807766
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Book Description NYU Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0814714404
Book Description NYU Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0814714404 In nice condition, clean interior. Highly usable. Seller Inventory # SKU1005629