This completely revised and updated edition focuses on the African-American struggle for civil rights from 1945 to 2002. William T. Martin Riches shows how the black community used the institutions created by "de jure" segregation to overcome apartheid and white resistance. Riches emphasizes their influence on other groups demanding justice in America and warns that subsequent events and administrations have endangered the gains made by the movement.
Table of Contents
Series Editors' Preface - Preface - Acknowledgements - Glossary - List of Acronyms - Basic Chronology - Introduction - Transformation of Politics: Civil Rights 1945-58 - Grassroots Struggle in the South - The Struggle Intensifies: JFK and a New Frontier? - Triumphs and Disasters: LBJ, The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism - The New Right and Civil Rights - Transformation: A New South? - George Bush Sr: Willie Horton and the Southern Strategy - Clinton: A Third Way from Hope? - 1877 and All That: George W. Bush - Epilogue: 'We Ain't What We Was': But... - Bibliography - Index
WILLIAM T. MARTIN RICHES was formerly Senior Lecturer and Convenor of American Studies at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.