I had studied American Civil Rights 1865-1992 as part of my college course, and to be honest, I didn't really do much of the work in class. I had purchased this book without knowing 3 of the 4 themes taught. I didn't know much about labour civil rights, women civil rights or native American civil rights.
I left it late in deciding I wanted to go to university, so I bought this book to help me catch up, understand the themes and topics and to help me in my exams and I came out of the exam with an A and only 10 marks off of 100%.
Get this book if you're on the course, learn all the themes (self help, federal government help/hinder, turning points), for each topic (Natives, African Americans, Women, Unions), work on your exam technique (how to answer a question) and do a lot of practise essay and essay plans and you will do extremely well in the exam.