Heinemann Advanced History: Civil rights in the USA 1863-1980

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Heinemann Advanced History: Civil rights in the USA 1863-1980

By David Paterson, Doug Willoughby, Susan Willoughby
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Civil Rights in the USA is the ideal book for students studying the struggle for equal rights in the United States and the extent to which this had been achieved by the end of the twentieth century.


Each of the books is a manageable topic giving students a clear sense of achievement as they work their way through. There are extra notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information.

Series overview
The Heinemann Advanced History Series is a series which provides excellent coverage of all the most popular topics.
Table of contents
  • America—'land of the free'?
  • Towards a kind of freedom, 1863–77
  • Race relations and civil rights, 1877–1917
  • The inter-war years, 1920–41
  • The Second World War and civil rights
  • Post-war changed and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the emergence of Martin Luther King, 1955–6
  • Further protests in the south
  • Success for the Civil Rights Movement, 1963–5
  • Changes in the Civil Rights Movement, 1965–6
  • The origins, nature and effects of Black Power
  • The achievements of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The politics of freedom and equality
  • The struggle for black civil rights, 1865–1968
  • The rights of labour
  • The growing militancy of the Civil Rights Movement, 1950–80
  • America—'the melting pot'.