Sweet Land of Liberty? The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

Cook, Robert (1997) Sweet Land of Liberty? The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century. Studies in Modern History . Addison Wesley Longman Ltd., London and New York. ISBN 9780582215320

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > American Studies
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0171 History (General) > E0183 Political history
E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0740 Twentieth century
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC501 Purpose, functions, and relations of the state > JC585 Rights of the individual. General works
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 14:28
Last Modified: 25 May 2012 09:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39345
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