Get After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965 PDF

By Timothy J. Minchin,John A. Salmond

ISBN-10: 0813129788

ISBN-13: 9780813129785

Martin Luther King's 1965 tackle from Montgomery, Alabama, the guts of a lot racial clash on the time and the positioning of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade past, is usually thought of via historians to be the end result of the civil rights period in American heritage. In his momentous speech, King declared that segregation was once "on its deathbed" and that the move had already accomplished major milestones. even supposing the civil rights circulation had received many battles within the fight for racial equality by means of the mid-1960s, together with laws to assure black vote casting rights and to desegregate public lodgings, the struggle to enforce the recent legislation was once simply beginning. actually, King's speech in Montgomery represented a brand new starting instead of a end to the circulate, a indisputable fact that King said within the address.

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners on account that 1965 starts the place many histories of the civil rights move finish, with King's effective march from the long-lasting battleground of Selma to Montgomery. Timothy J. Minchin and John Salmond specialize in occasions within the South following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 balloting Rights Act. After the Dream examines the social, financial, and political implications of those legislation within the a long time following their passage, discussing the empowerment of black southerners, white resistance, lodging and reputation, and the nation's political will. The booklet additionally presents a desirable historical past of the often-overlooked interval of race relatives throughout the presidential administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, and either George H. W. and George W. Bush. finishing with the election of President Barack Obama, this research will impact modern historiography at the civil rights movement.

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