A powerful and moving account of the campaign for civil rights in modern America. Robert Cook is concerned less with charismatic leaders like Martin Luther King, and more with the ordinary men and women who were mobilised by the grass-roots activities of civil-rights workers and community leaders. He begins with the development of segregation in the late nineteenth century, but his main focus is on the continuing struggle this century. It is a dramatic story of many achievements - even if in many respects it is also a record of unfinished business.

chapter |11 pages


chapter 2|31 pages

A Pre-history of the Civil Rights Movement

chapter 3|42 pages

A Movement Stirs 1940-60

chapter 4|38 pages

The Destruction ofjim Crow 1960-65

chapter 6|41 pages

The Movement in Decline 1965-68

chapter 7|34 pages

The Roots of Success

chapter 8|37 pages

The Struggle Continues

chapter |17 pages

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