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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 3 edition (7 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230237061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230237063
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review of first edition:

'In tackling a highly sensitive and emotive issue, Riches presents a coherent and very readable account of the American Civil Rights movement.' - Esther Jubb, American Studies Today
 
'William T. Martin Riches has written a book for undergraduates and general audiences that provides an excellent introduction to and review of the U.S. civil rights movement' - Michael D. Cary, History: Review of New Books
 
Review of second edition:
A vivid account of the modern American civil rights movement, illuminated with telling examples, grounded in recent research, and bang up-to-date.' - Michael Heale, Professor Emeritus (of History), Lancaster University, UK
 
  


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Now thoroughly revised and updated in the light of recent scholarship, Riches' popular book analyses the civil rights movement from World War II through to the election of Barack Obama

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Hough on 9 May 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a very good read for students particularly those studying at AS or A2 level. It provides a good all round context and some detail into main events of the movement.
However, it does not section well so it can be hard to find what you are looking for when just wanting a quick reference and there are certainly better books available if you are looking for a bible on this subject.
The book is written in clear uncomplicated English and is the perfect background read for anyone studying at A-level or wanting a VERY BASIC understanding at first year degreee level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on 7 Mar 2008
Format: Paperback
I brought this book for my final year studying for a BAHons in history as I was struggling with my specail subject. This book gives a good brief overview of the civil rights movement, but doesnt cover the topic in great detail.

It doesnt mention certain figures in detail, nor does it detail certain events (such as the Meredith March and Carmichaels black power speech).

Don't get me wrong, this is a good book, and it has helped me alot--but it is an overview. I would recommened it to anyone who wishes to grasp the civil rights movement before looking at the movement in great detail.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Kevin White, Sussex University on 24 May 2014
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Riches's book is a fine summary of the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It usefully considers the key points and the different strands of the African-American struggle for civil rights in a way that will be helpful to both undergraduates and sixth formers.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Mar 2004
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This was a really interesting book which explained the Civil Rights Movement in detail, and is really useful for anyone studying or interested in History.
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