There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Random House, 2000 - 193 Seiten
Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first slave ships on colonial shores. How did over 300 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws come to an end in the civil rights movement of the 1960s? What was achieved, and what are the problems still facing us today?
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With the new government in office , Congress quickly began to help the rich slaveholders . It passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 to enforce the provision in the Constitution that persons “ held to Service or Labur in one State ” who ...
A powerful force in Congress were the Radical Republicans . The term “ radical ” in this usage meant something different from what it means now . It was applied chiefly to the position taken on slavery and the African Americans .
Southern voters sent two blacks to Congress in 1972 and a third in 1974. They were the first to enter Congress from the South in more than seventy years . By 1999 , the century's end , the Black Caucus in Congress numbered thirty - nine ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - kharding - LibraryThing
This book discusses the struggle for Civil Rights over a much longer time period than other books on this topic. Starting with a chapter titled "We Don't Serve Negroes" which addresses the beginning ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
THERE COMES A TIME: The Struggle for Civil RightsNutzerbericht - Kirkus
An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the US from 1940 through 1968. Starting with slavery, Meltzer (Ten Queens, 1998, etc.) traces the unjust attitudes ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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