Running for Freedom : Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941

By: Lawson, Steven FMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Edition: 4th edDescription: 1 online resource (463 p.)ISBN: 9781118836460Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Politics and government | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Running for Freedom : Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941DDC classification: 323.1196/073 LOC classification: E185.61 .L38 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941; Copyright; Contents; List of Images; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations Used in the Text; Chapter 1 World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle; Victory at Home and Abroad; A Troubled Peace; Women and the Civil Rights Movement; Seedtime of Reform; Chapter 2 Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda; The Truman Administration and Civil Rights; The Election of Dwight D. Eisenhower; Community Mobilization and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Massive Resistance and Eisenhower ModerationThe Tuskegee Struggle; Fayette County, Tennessee; A Measure of Progress; Chapter 3 Surging Protest, Shifting Politics; Crusaders for Citizenship; The Kennedy Administration and Civil Rights; SNCC's Encounter with Mississippi; Martin Luther King, Jr., the SCLC, and the Crisis at Birmingham; Freedom Votes, Freedom Summer; The Triumph of LBJ; Chapter 4 Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness; The Selma Movement and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; Rise of Black Power; Malcolm X; Racial Polarization; The Nixon Administration and Benign Neglect
Black Caucuses and ConventionsChapter 5 The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment; Civil Rights and the Promise of Electoral Politics; Obstacles to Officeholding; High Hopes, Limited Rewards; Black Women Officeholders; Black Mayors in Atlanta and Tuskegee; Black Rule in Cleveland and Gary; The New Challenge; Chapter 6 Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era; Black Political Influence and the Ford Administration; The Election of Jimmy Carter; Affirmative Action and Bakke; The Election of Ronald Reagan; The Reagan Assault and Hard Times
Harold Washington, Chicago, and the Politics of RenewalChapter 7 In Search of Legitimacy; Jesse Jackson for President; The Reagan Landslide and the Struggle for Black Political Survival; The Resurgence and Reshaping of the Civil Rights Coalition; Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Revival; The Election of George H. W. Bush; Chapter 8 Hope and Despair: The 1990s; The Election of David Dinkins as Mayor of New York City; Black Conservatism; The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill Controversy; The 1992 Elections; Bill Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus; Lani Guinier; Mending Fences
The Supreme Court Curbs RedistrictingRepublicans Control Congress; Racial Divides; The Second Clinton Administration; Chapter 9 Still Running for Freedom; The Presidential Election of 2000; Bush vs. Gore, Round Two; Bush vs. Gore: Round Three; The Bush Presidency, Part I; The Election of 2004; Black Political Progress; The Bush Presidency, Part II; New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina; Reversal of Political Fortunes; Chapter 10 Toward a "More Perfect Union": The Obama Presidency; The Obama Candidacy; Obama vs. Clinton; Obama vs. McCain; Black Man in the White House; The Shellacking of 2010
Obama vs. Romney
Summary: Running for Freedom, Fourth Edition, updates historian Steven Lawson's classic volume detailing the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from the beginning of World War II to the present day. Offers comprehensive coverage of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the U.S. from 1941 to 2014 Integrates events relating to America's civil rights story at both the local and national levels Features new material on Obama's first term in office and the first year of his second term Includes addition of such timely issues as the Trayvon Martin case, the March on
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Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941; Copyright; Contents; List of Images; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations Used in the Text; Chapter 1 World War II and the Origins of the Freedom Struggle; Victory at Home and Abroad; A Troubled Peace; Women and the Civil Rights Movement; Seedtime of Reform; Chapter 2 Ballots, Boycotts, and the Building of a National Agenda; The Truman Administration and Civil Rights; The Election of Dwight D. Eisenhower; Community Mobilization and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Massive Resistance and Eisenhower ModerationThe Tuskegee Struggle; Fayette County, Tennessee; A Measure of Progress; Chapter 3 Surging Protest, Shifting Politics; Crusaders for Citizenship; The Kennedy Administration and Civil Rights; SNCC's Encounter with Mississippi; Martin Luther King, Jr., the SCLC, and the Crisis at Birmingham; Freedom Votes, Freedom Summer; The Triumph of LBJ; Chapter 4 Reenfranchisement and Racial Consciousness; The Selma Movement and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; Rise of Black Power; Malcolm X; Racial Polarization; The Nixon Administration and Benign Neglect

Black Caucuses and ConventionsChapter 5 The New Black Politicians: From Protest to Empowerment; Civil Rights and the Promise of Electoral Politics; Obstacles to Officeholding; High Hopes, Limited Rewards; Black Women Officeholders; Black Mayors in Atlanta and Tuskegee; Black Rule in Cleveland and Gary; The New Challenge; Chapter 6 Progress and Poverty: Politics in a Conservative Era; Black Political Influence and the Ford Administration; The Election of Jimmy Carter; Affirmative Action and Bakke; The Election of Ronald Reagan; The Reagan Assault and Hard Times

Harold Washington, Chicago, and the Politics of RenewalChapter 7 In Search of Legitimacy; Jesse Jackson for President; The Reagan Landslide and the Struggle for Black Political Survival; The Resurgence and Reshaping of the Civil Rights Coalition; Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Revival; The Election of George H. W. Bush; Chapter 8 Hope and Despair: The 1990s; The Election of David Dinkins as Mayor of New York City; Black Conservatism; The Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill Controversy; The 1992 Elections; Bill Clinton and the Congressional Black Caucus; Lani Guinier; Mending Fences

The Supreme Court Curbs RedistrictingRepublicans Control Congress; Racial Divides; The Second Clinton Administration; Chapter 9 Still Running for Freedom; The Presidential Election of 2000; Bush vs. Gore, Round Two; Bush vs. Gore: Round Three; The Bush Presidency, Part I; The Election of 2004; Black Political Progress; The Bush Presidency, Part II; New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina; Reversal of Political Fortunes; Chapter 10 Toward a "More Perfect Union": The Obama Presidency; The Obama Candidacy; Obama vs. Clinton; Obama vs. McCain; Black Man in the White House; The Shellacking of 2010

Obama vs. Romney

Running for Freedom, Fourth Edition, updates historian Steven Lawson's classic volume detailing the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from the beginning of World War II to the present day. Offers comprehensive coverage of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the U.S. from 1941 to 2014 Integrates events relating to America's civil rights story at both the local and national levels Features new material on Obama's first term in office and the first year of his second term Includes addition of such timely issues as the Trayvon Martin case, the March on

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Steven F. Lawson is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University. He has served as an adviser to the television documentary series Eyes on the Prize and has participated as an historical consultant on voting rights cases. His publications include Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969 (1976), In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 1965-1982 (1985), Civil Rights Crossroads: Nation, Community, and the Black Freedom Struggle (2003), and To Secure These Rights: The Report of President Harry S Truman's Committee on Civil Rights (2004).

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