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Access to History. Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68 by Vivienne Sanders

By Vivienne Sanders

The Access to History sequence is the preferred and relied on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the recent variants mix the entire strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that let all scholars entry to the content material and learn talents had to in attaining examination good fortune. Civil Rights within the united states, 1945-68 has been written particularly to aid the Edexcel and AQA AS devices for the 2008 necessities. It attracts on revered and best-selling content material from Race relatives within the united states, 1860-1981 and adapts this content material so as to conceal the necessities of the shorter devices. Tracing the improvement of African American civil rights within the united states, this name levels from segregation within the Fifties to the expansion of radicalism within the sixties. through the ebook, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and ancient interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and knowing of the interval, and exam-style questions and guidance written by means of examiners for every exam board give you the chance to increase examination skills.

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In 1946 Truman described how his stomach: turned over when I learned that Negro soldiers, just back from overseas, were being dumped out of army trucks in Missouri and beaten. Whatever my inclinations as a native of Missouri might have been, as President I know this is bad. I shall fight to end evils like this … I am not asking for social equality, because no such things exist, but I am asking for equality of opportunity for all human beings … When a mayor and a City Marshal can take a Negro Sergeant off a bus in South Carolina, beat him up and put out one of his eyes, and nothing is done about it by the State Authorities, something is radically wrong with the system.

White Southern Democrats who were repeatedly re-elected, dominated important congressional committees through seniority rules, and these Democrats were the staunchest 40 | Civil Rights in the USA 1945–68 opponents of racial equality. Long-serving Southern Democrats who dominated senatorial committees had helped to ensure the defeat of anti-lynching and anti-poll tax bills in the war years. (b) Blacks and social equality in the South in late 1945 (i) Segregation in daily life Every day black citizens in the South would face reminders of their legally enshrined social inequality.

Middle class Southerners were flocking to join NAACP in 1945, and some black soldiers returning from the war determined to fight racism at home as as they had fought it in Europe. The female lecturers at black Alabama State University would organise themselves into a Women’s Political Council in 1946. They dreamt of orchestrating a bus boycott to combat segregation and discriminatory employment practices on the buses of Montgomery, Alabama. In 1943, all 24 resentful black passengers had defied local bus segregation laws in New Orleans in support of a black soldier whom the driver had ordered to the black section of the rear of the bus.

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