Running for Freedom
Running for Freedom , 3rd edition charts the monumental struggle for African-American civil rights and the impact of that movement in transforming the American political system in the South and nationwide from 1941 to 2008. Explores the interplay between the local and the national dimensions of the civil rights story, between grassroots activists and federal officials, and between the North and South New edition includes new material on the Clinton Administration, the controversial 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, and the disaster that Hurricane Katrina wrought on New Orleans Right up-to-date, it also describes the rise to power of Barack Obama and the achievement of black political legitimacy Ideal for students: short, teachable, and accessibly written; visually engaging with new photographs and maps Steven F. Lawson is professor of history at Rutgers University. His other books include Black Ballots (1976, 1998); In Pursuit of Power (1985); Debating the Civil Rights Movement (1997, 2006) with Charles Payne; and Civil Rights Crossroads (2004). He is coeditor of the series "Uncovering the Past" for Wiley-Blackwell (with Nancy A. Hewitt) and he was an academic advisor to the award-winning television documentary series, "Eyes on the Prize," I and II.
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