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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In the face of great obstacles and at great risk , thousands of men and women , black and white , had long devoted their lives to the cause of emancipation . Their crusade to free the slaves had become a crucial issue in American life .
Even before then , thousands had begun to slip away from bondage and flee toward the Union armies . Lincoln opened the military to blacks in 1863. By the time the war ended , 180,000 black troops had served in the army and 30,000 in the ...
In thousands of communities , local and county government was controlled by segregationist officials who put up every possible roadblock to the ballot box . A literacy test designed to be very difficult was one of the main tools used .
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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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