Civil Rights and Black Power: The Struggle for Black Equality in the United States, 1945-1975

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Civil Rights and Black Power is a comprehensive survey of one of the most important social movements in American history. Instead of understanding the movement in a one-decade snapshot (the 1960s), Keith Mayes takes a long and comprehensive view of the Civil Rights Movement, including the Black Power offshoot, analyzing black protest over a thirty year period, starting at the end of World War Two all the way to the black struggle for freedom after the Vietnam War in 1975. Written for use in the classroom, and focused on the grassroots and state-level social movements, Civil Rights and Black Power is the ideal single-text overview of this critical time in American History.