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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Although Lincoln moved slowly , out of sensitivity to the loyalty of the border slave states that had stayed in the Union , he issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1 , 1863. A military edict , it freed slaves only in those ...
into the Union on easy terms . He withdrew all but a handful of federal troops from the South . The white Southerners were determined to place rigid controls on the newly freed people . As their states formed new constitutions and ...
Industrial unions sprang up , embracing millions of workers regardless of color . Many African Americans were elected to high posts in the mixed unions . The New Deal projects did much to help blacks in those harsh times .
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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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