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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By the early eighteenth century — and for another 150 years — black slavery was the foundation upon which Southern planters and Northern merchants built their wealth . Cotton did not become a major crop until the 1790s , when Eli ...
Their plantation homes were built by slave labor , attended by slave labor , supported by slaves who raised their rice ... Jefferson wrote into his first rough draft of the Declaration a condemnation of the slave trade ( not of slavery ...
A military edict , it freed slaves only in those parts of the South still in rebellion . That meant millions of black ... Lincoln's Proclamation was enough to convince blacks of the federal government's commitment to ending slavery .
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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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