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Sweet land of liberty? : the African-American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century

By: Cook, Robert

Part of the Studies in Modern History series
1138837601 / 9781138837607
Laminated
323.1196073
27/04/2015
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England
22 cm 336 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Longman, 1998.

A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America.

Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and women who were mobilised by the grass-roots activities of civil-rights workers and community leaders.

He begins with the development of segregation in the late nineteenth century, but his main focus is on the continuing struggle this century.

It is a dramatic story of many achievements - even if in many respects it is also a record of unfinished business.

BIC:

HBJK History of the Americas, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JPH Political structure & processes

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