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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online ( Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68 This title draws on respected and best-selling content from 'Race Relations in the USA 1860-1981' and adapts this content in order to cover the requirements of the shorter units. Tracing the development of African-American civil rights in the USA this title ranges from segregation in the 1950s to the growth of radicalism in the sixties.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction: American Ethnic Minorities Prior to 1945 America's Racial Groups Underlying Reasons for Racial Tensions Escalating Tensions c1600-c1860 Suggested Solutions to the Black Problem in the Early Nineteenth Century The Civil War The Post-war South: Reconstruction (1865-c1877) to Segregation Factors Leading to Improvements for Blacks 1900-45 Chapter 2 - The Black Situation at the End of the Second World War The Impact of the War on Non-Whites Blacks Outside the South in Late 1945 Southern Blacks in late 1945 Key Debates Chapter 3 - The Start of the Civil Rights Movement 1945-60 President Truman's Early Life and Career How Much Did Truman Help Blacks? Conclusions about Progress under Truman The Role of Eisenhower (1953-61) BROWN (1954) Emmet Till and Autherine Lucy Signs of Change by 1955 The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1956) Little Rock (1957) Eisenhower's Civil Rights Acts (1957 and 1960) The Cold War and Decolonisation The Eisenhower Years - Conclusions Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 4 - The 1960's - I: King of the Civil Rights Movement? Martin Luther King Martin Luther King - Saint or Sinner? The Leadership of the Civil Rights Movement King and the Leadership of the Civil Rights Movement - Conclusions Key Debates Study Guide Chapter 5 - The 1960's - II: Black Power The Nation of Islam and Malcom X The Rise of Black Power in the 1960's Black Power and the Black Panthers Why did Black Power Decline? What had the Black Power Movement Achieved? Key Debates Study Guide Chapter 6 - The 1960's III: Kennedy, Johnson and the 'Black Problem' President Kennedy (1961-3) Lyndon Johnson Before the Presidency President Johnson (1963-9) Conclusions Key Debate Study Guide Chapter 7 - Other Minorities and the 1960's Protest Culture Native Americans and the Black Civil Rights Movement The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on Hispanic Americans Immigration Study Guide Chapter 8 - Equality in 1968? Conclusions Black Americans in the South in 1968 Black Americans Outside the South in 1968 Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in 1968 Study Guide Glossary Index

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.


About the Author

Vivienne Sanders has written extensively and successfully on American history in the Access to History series. She taught A Level History for over 30 years, mostly in independent schools, and is now retired.

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