Better Day Coming

Paperback $18.00

Jun 25, 2002 | 400 Pages

Ebook $14.99

Jun 25, 2002 | 400 Pages

  • Paperback $18.00

    Jun 25, 2002 | 400 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Jun 25, 2002 | 400 Pages

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“In the hands of Adam Fairclough, BETTER DAY COMING, does more than any other book to place the historic Civil Rights Movement within the broader scope of the Black Freedom Struggle in the twentieth century. A distinguished historian has crafted an impressive narrative of persistence and resistance, heroism and timidity. A must read for the rising generation of young people for whom the Civil Rights Movement has been relegated to ancient history.” —Steven F. Lawson Rutgers University

“Just right and badly needed. I know of no other text that covers these years. I will definitely adopt.” —Daniel Levine, Bowdoin College


Table Of Contents

Better Day Coming – Adam Fairclough Acknowledgments
1. The Failure of Reconstruction and the Triumph of White Supremacy
2. Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
3. Booker T. Washington and the Strategy of Accommodation
4. The Rise of the NAACP
5. The Great War and Racial Equality
6. Marcus Garvey and the UNIA
7. The Radical Thirties
8. Blacks in the Segregated South, 1919-42
9. The NAACP’s Challenge to White Supremacy, 1935-45
10. Two Steps Forward and One Step Back, 1946-55
11. The Nonviolent Rebellion, 1955-60
12. The Civil Rights Movement, 1960-63
13. Birmingham, the Freedom Summer, and Selma
14. The Rise and Fall of Black Power
15. The Continuing Struggle


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