Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights (1954-2015)

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40 Primary Source Documents
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Defining Documents

The following titles make up the entire Defining Documents series:

Exploration and Colonial America (1492-1755)

The American Revolution (1754-1805)

Manifest Destiny & the New Nation (1803-1859)
The American West (1836-1900)
Civil War  (1860-1896)
Reconstruction & Development of the Industrial United States  (1865-1880)
The Emergence of Modern America (1868-1918)
World War I (1914-1920)
The 20s (1920-1929)
The 30s (1930-1939)
World War II (1936-1946)
Post-War 1940s (1945-1949)
Vietnam War (1956-1975)
Environment & Conservation (1872-2015)

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Defining Documents in American History:
Civil Rights (1954-2015)
Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped civil rights struggles in American history. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of civil rights movements in the U.S. from 1954 to 2015.

Beginning in the late 1950s, many Americans became more adamant about the need to introduce basic changes to American society. African Americans, making the use of new strategies and methods, expanded their fight for equality. Members of other ethnic minorities as well as women and young people became more active in areas and causes of importance to them. Liberals favoring a broader role for the government in social reform began to gain strength inside the federal government, with its many departments and agencies.

Defining Documents in American History: Civil Rights provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of:

Controversies and actions at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement
Legal Challenges to Segregation
The Civil Rights Act and Its Consequences
Organizations and Leaders in the Movement
Gay Rights, Criminal Justice, and the Movement for Social Justice
And many, many more!

An historical timeline and bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period. An introduction for each of the major subjects covered in the title considers the significance of document analysis for students and educators.

Each in-depth chapter guides readers with historical insight and comprehension. The documents included represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that defined social, political, and cultural subjects throughout this period in American history.

Defining Documents consists of a collection of essays on important historical documents by a diverse range of writers on a broad range of subjects in American history. The series offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans that represent the diversity of ideas and contexts that define social, political and cultural subjects throughout American history. The Defining Documents series is perfect for students, those researching a particular era, or anyone interested in American History since 1492.

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