9780807846674-0807846678-But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle

But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle

ISBN-13: 9780807846674
ISBN-10: 0807846678
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eskew, Glenn T.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 456 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807846674
ISBN-10: 0807846678
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eskew, Glenn T.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 456 pages

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Acknowledged authors Eskew, Glenn T. wrote But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle comprising 456 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807846678 and 9780807846674. Since then But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Birmingham served as the stage for some of the most dramatic and important moments in the history of the civil rights struggle. In this vivid narrative account, Glenn Eskew traces the evolution of nonviolent protest in the city, focusing particularly on the sometimes problematic intersection of the local and national movements.

Eskew describes the changing face of Birmingham's civil rights campaign, from the politics of accommodation practiced by the city's black bourgeoisie in the 1950s to local pastor Fred L. Shuttlesworth's groundbreaking use of nonviolent direct action to challenge segregation during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

In 1963, the national movement, in the person of Martin Luther King Jr., turned to Birmingham. The national uproar that followed on Police Commissioner Bull Connor's use of dogs and fire hoses against the demonstrators provided the impetus behind passage of the watershed Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Paradoxically, though, the larger victory won in the streets of Birmingham did little for many of the city's black citizens, argues Eskew. The cancellation of protest marches before any clear-cut gains had been made left Shuttlesworth feeling betrayed even as King claimed a personal victory. While African Americans were admitted to the leadership of the city, the way power was exercised--and for whom--remained fundamentally unchanged.

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