The Economic Civil Rights Movement: African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power - Routledge Studies in African American History (Paperback)Michael Ezra (editor)
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Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public accommodations, economic disparities between blacks and whites remain sharp, and the wealth gap between the two groups has widened in the twenty-first century.
The Economic Civil Rights Movement is a collection of thirteen original essays that analyze the significance of economic power to the black freedom struggle by exploring how African Americans fought for increased economic autonomy in an attempt to improve the quality of their lives. It covers a wide range of campaigns ranging from the World War II era through the civil rights and black power movements and beyond. The unfinished business of the civil rights movement primarily is economic. This book turns backward toward history to examine the ways African Americans have engaged this continuing challenge.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
"These 13 essays, ably edited by Michael Ezra (Sonoma State Univ.), seek to highlight the economic dimensions and concerns of "the long civil rights movement"...[a] very nice collection of essays...Highly recommended." - R. M. Hyser, Choice
"...there is much insightful analysis throughout the book to warrant engaged reading...many of the essays in this collection...explore neglected or understudied topics..."-Francis Shor, Wayne State University, USA