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A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history, Jeanne Theoharis

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A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history
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A more beautiful and terrible history
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the uses and misuses of civil rights history
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Jeanne Theoharis
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eng
Summary
The Civil Rights Movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, white-washed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History, award-winning historian Jeanna Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as an accidental heroine on a bus but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Nothern liberals too; and Coretta Scott King not merely as a "helpmate" but a longtime economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions
Summary
Examines the accepted narrative of the civil rights movement to reveal the myths and fables that diminish its scope, and reveals the diversity of activists and the immense barriers and repression they faced
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DLC
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.T44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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the uses and misuses of civil rights history
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A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history, Jeanne Theoharis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-243) and index
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Contents
Preface: a dream diluted and distorted -- Introduction: the political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present -- The long movement outside the south: fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" north -- Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them -- Beyond the redneck: polite racism and "the white moderate" -- The media was often an obstacle to the struggle for racial justice -- Beyond a bus seat: the movement pressed for desegregation, criminal justice, economic justice, and global justice -- The great man view of history part I: where are the young people? -- The great man view of history part II: where are the women? -- Extremists, troublemakers and national security threats: the public demonization of rebels, the toll it took, and government repression of the movement -- Learning to play on locked pianos: the movement was persevering, organized, disruptive, and often disparaged, and other lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- Afterword: a history for a better world
Control code
21286640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780807075876
Lccn
2017030979
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history, Jeanne Theoharis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: a dream diluted and distorted -- Introduction: the political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present -- The long movement outside the south: fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" north -- Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them -- Beyond the redneck: polite racism and "the white moderate" -- The media was often an obstacle to the struggle for racial justice -- Beyond a bus seat: the movement pressed for desegregation, criminal justice, economic justice, and global justice -- The great man view of history part I: where are the young people? -- The great man view of history part II: where are the women? -- Extremists, troublemakers and national security threats: the public demonization of rebels, the toll it took, and government repression of the movement -- Learning to play on locked pianos: the movement was persevering, organized, disruptive, and often disparaged, and other lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- Afterword: a history for a better world
Control code
21286640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780807075876
Lccn
2017030979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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