The Civil Rights Movement Revisited

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Patrick B. Miller, Therese Frey Steffen, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche (eds.)

Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States

ISBN 978-3-8258-4486-2
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2001
Seiten 224
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The crusade for civil rights was a defining episode of 20th
century U.S. history, reshaping the constitutional,
political, social, and economic life of the nation. This
collection of original essays by both European and American
scholars includes close analyses of literature and film,
historical studies of significant themes and events from the
turn-of-the century to the movement years, and assessments
of the movement’s legacies. Ultimately, the articles help
examine the ways civil rights activism, often grounded in
the political work of women, has shaped American
consciousness and culture until the outset of the 21st

Patrick Miller is Professor of History at
North Eastern Illinois University, Chicago, Ill., USA.

Elisabeth Schaefer-Wuensche teaches American Studies at the
University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Therese Steffen is Professor of English at the University of
Basel, Switzerland.