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Title:
The civil rights movement
Author:
Dunn, John M., 1949-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, 1998.
Physical Description:
128 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A historical overview of the movement for freedom and equality for blacks in the United States.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781560063100
Format :
Book

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A historical overview of the movement for freedom and equality for blacks in the United States.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-9. From the World History series, this book surveys the civil rights struggles of African Americans in the U.S. After summarizing the history of slavery, freedom, Reconstruction, white backlash, segregation, violence, and the populist movement, Dunn concentrates on the civil rights movement in the twentieth century. Excerpts from writings and speeches appear in boxed sections, accompanied by bits of information about the circumstances surrounding them. Black-and-white illustrations, mainly photographs, appear throughout the book. Despite the rather lackluster format, this may be a useful resource for libraries. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up‘A well-written, well-organized overview of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, 1619-1995. Primary- and secondary-source quotes, elucidating text-filled sidebars, and archival black-and-white photographs extend and enhance the smoothly flowing prose. Only the highlights of the struggle can be included in such a concise work, but Dunn deftly brings to life all of the drama and personalities involved. The account of the desegregation of the public school system in Little Rock, AR, is particularly moving and a vivid portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., emerges from the printed page. The text is augmented with a helpful time line, a useful index, and a lengthy bibliography. This title could serve as a companion volume to the McKissacks' The Civil Rights Movement in America (Children's Press, 1991) and William Dudley's The Civil Rights Movement (Greenhaven, 1995).‘David A. Lindsey, Lakewood High and Middle School Libraries, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.