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The Resource Peace be still : modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama, Matthew C. Whitaker

Peace be still : modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama, Matthew C. Whitaker

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Peace be still : modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama
Title
Peace be still
Title remainder
modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
Matthew C. Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A concise, engaging, and provocative history of African Americans since World War II, Peace Be Still is also nothing less than an alternate history of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Organizing this history around culture, politics, and resistance, Matthew C. Whitaker takes us from World War II as a galvanizing force for African American activism and the modern civil rights movement to the culmination of generations of struggle in the election of Barack Obama. From the promise of the post-World War II era to the black power movement of the 1960s, the economic and political struggles of the 1970s, and the major ideological realignment of political culture during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, this book chronicles a people fighting oppression while fashioning a dynamic culture of artistic and religious expression along with a program of educational and professional advancement. A resurgence of rigid conservative right-wing policies, the politics of poverty, racial profiling, and police brutality are ongoing counterpoints to African Americans rising to political prominence and securing positions once denied them. A history of African Americans for a new generation, Peace Be Still demonstrates how dramatically African American history illuminates the promise, conflicts, contradictions, hopes, and victories that all Americans share."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Matthew C
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.W57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Förenta staterna
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Medborgarrättsrörelser
Label
Peace be still : modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama, Matthew C. Whitaker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: American history as African American history -- "Make way for democracy," 1939-1954 -- "Let your motto be resistance," 1954-1961 -- "Deep rumbling of discontent," 1961-1968 -- "So let it be done," 1968-1980 -- "To the break of dawn," 1980-2000 -- "The audacity of hope," 2000-2008 -- Contemporary black America -- Hope and change : the new millennium and freedom's promise -- Appendix 1: Excerpts from the U.S. Constitution (1787) -- Appendix 2: Executive order #8802 (1941) -- Appendix 3: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) -- Appendix 4: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Appendix 5: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Appendix 6: Fair Housing Act (1968) -- Appendix 7: "A more perfect union" (2008) -- Appendix 8: African American population as a percentage of the popular population, 1870-2008 -- Appendix 9: Distribution of the African American population by region, 1870-2008 -- Appendix 10: Black population in the twenty largest U.S. cities, 2008
Control code
ocn839395975
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780803249646
Lccn
2013029667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803249646
  • (OCoLC)839395975
Label
Peace be still : modern black America from World War II to Barack Obama, Matthew C. Whitaker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: American history as African American history -- "Make way for democracy," 1939-1954 -- "Let your motto be resistance," 1954-1961 -- "Deep rumbling of discontent," 1961-1968 -- "So let it be done," 1968-1980 -- "To the break of dawn," 1980-2000 -- "The audacity of hope," 2000-2008 -- Contemporary black America -- Hope and change : the new millennium and freedom's promise -- Appendix 1: Excerpts from the U.S. Constitution (1787) -- Appendix 2: Executive order #8802 (1941) -- Appendix 3: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) -- Appendix 4: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Appendix 5: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Appendix 6: Fair Housing Act (1968) -- Appendix 7: "A more perfect union" (2008) -- Appendix 8: African American population as a percentage of the popular population, 1870-2008 -- Appendix 9: Distribution of the African American population by region, 1870-2008 -- Appendix 10: Black population in the twenty largest U.S. cities, 2008
Control code
ocn839395975
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780803249646
Lccn
2013029667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803249646
  • (OCoLC)839395975

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