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The Civil Rights Era (1865–1970)

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Bloom, Alexander, ed. Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then and Now. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Carson, Clayborne, ed. The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 19541990 . New York: Penguin, 1991.

Chappell, David. Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Dudziak, Mary L. Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001.

King, Martin Luther., Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. San Francisco: Harper, 1990.

———. Why We Can’t Wait. New York: Signet Classics, 2000.

Morris, Aldon D. Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change. New York: Free Press, 1984.

Patterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Raines, Howell. My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered. New York: Penguin Books, 1983.

Rhea, Joseph Tilden. Race Pride and the American Identity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Weisbrot, Robert. Freedom Bound: A History of America’s Civil Rights Movement. New York: Plume Books, 1990.

X, Malcolm, and Alex Haley. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.

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