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The Civil Rights Movement

Struggle and Resistance

Part of the book series: Studies in Contemporary History (SCH)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 1-14
  3. Transformation of Politics: Civil Rights 1945–58

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 15-38
  4. Grass-Roots Resistance in the South

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 39-55
  5. A New Frontier? JFK, Civil Rights and Mass Protest

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 56-75
  6. The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 76-97
  7. Nixon, Reagan and the New Right

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 98-120
  8. Transformations: A New South?

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 121-141
  9. Ripples from the Pond

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 142-160
  10. Bush, Clinton, Willie Horton and American Politics

    • William T. Martin Riches
    Pages 161-178
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 179-196

About this book

How did a relatively powerless minority bring down the whole system of racial segregation in America within a single generation? The civil rights movement led to the dismantlement of institutionalised racism and transformed American society. William Riches chronicles the growth of the mass movement from its origins in less well documented battles for civil liberties, through to its eventual success with the destruction of a de jure segregated society.


  • America
  • American politics
  • bibliography
  • chronology
  • Clinton, Bill
  • event
  • growth
  • mass
  • politics
  • resistance
  • society
  • transformation

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Civil Rights Movement

  • Book Subtitle: Struggle and Resistance

  • Authors: William T. Martin Riches

  • Series Title: Studies in Contemporary History

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Red Globe Press London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave History Collection, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 196

  • Additional Information: Previously published under the imprint Palgrave

  • Topics: US History, Social History