By Jeanne Theoharis
The civil rights circulate has develop into nationwide legend, lauded via presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as evidence of the ability of yank democracy. This nationwide myth has shuttered the flow firmly some time past, lowered its scope, obscured the paintings it took and the variety of people that lead it, papered over the forces that stood in its means, and used it to chastise present-day events. during this e-book, historian Jeanne Theoharis examines and demanding situations this nationwide myth-making, taking over a few of the accredited tales of the stream to teach them in a miles varied gentle. Theoharis demanding situations 8 key elements of the myth to teach us the a lot broader imaginative and prescient the stream had, the paintings it took, the range of people that lead it the North and South, and the titanic and protracted boundaries and repression the activists faced.
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