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Dividing lines : municipal politics and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma

Author: J Mills Thornton
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty years in the making, this book is the definitive study of the political cultures that reigned in the three Alabama cities central to the development of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. With this bold offering, J. Mills Thornton III presents a landmark publication on the struggle for racial equality in America. After two decades of pain-staking research, he tells the story of the civil rights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thornton, J. Mills, 1943-
Dividing lines.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)68723004
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Mills Thornton
ISBN: 9780817380984 0817380981 9780817352998 0817352996
OCLC Number: 183316586
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of James F. Sulzby Book Award 2003
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 733 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Montgomery; 3. Birmingham; 4. Selma; 5. Aftermath; 6. Conclusion; Notes; Index.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: J. Mills Thornton, III.

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The author tells the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of community-municipal history. He demonstrates that the movement had powerful local sources in its three birth cities and  Read more...
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"Thornton's opus is the most important book to be written on the civil rights movement in a decade. . . . It is impossible to truly understand the movement without reading, absorbing, and analyzing Read more...

 
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