After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965 by Timothy J. Minchin,John A. Salmond

By Timothy J. Minchin,John A. Salmond

Martin Luther King's 1965 tackle from Montgomery, Alabama, the guts of a lot racial clash on the time and the site of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade previous, is usually thought of via historians to be the fruits of the civil rights period in American historical past. In his momentous speech, King declared that segregation used to be "on its deathbed" and that the move had already completed major milestones. even if the civil rights circulate had received many battles within the fight for racial equality by way of the mid-1960s, together with laws to assure black vote casting rights and to desegregate public lodgings, the struggle to enforce the hot legislation was once simply beginning. actually, King's speech in Montgomery represented a brand new starting instead of a end to the circulate, a indisputable fact that King stated within the address.

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners when you consider that 1965 starts the place many histories of the civil rights circulate finish, with King's effective march from the long-lasting battleground of Selma to Montgomery. Timothy J. Minchin and John Salmond specialize in occasions within the South following the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 balloting Rights Act. After the Dream examines the social, fiscal, and political implications of those legislation within the a long time following their passage, discussing the empowerment of black southerners, white resistance, lodging and recognition, and the nation's political will. The booklet additionally offers a desirable background of the often-overlooked interval of race relatives in the course of the presidential administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, and either George H. W. and George W. Bush. finishing with the election of President Barack Obama, this examine will impact modern historiography at the civil rights movement.

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