Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

Thomas J. Sugrue


Sweet Land of Liberty is Thomas J. Sugrue’s epic account of the abiding quest for racial equality in states from Illinois to long island, and of the way the serious northern fight differed from and was once encouraged by means of the struggle down South. Sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the Nineteen Twenties to the present–more than 80 of the main decisive years in American background. He uncovers the forgotten tales of battles to open up lunch counters, seashores, and film theaters within the North; the untold heritage of struggles opposed to Jim Crow colleges in northern cities; the dramatic tale of racial clash in northern towns and suburbs; and the lengthy and tangled histories of integration and black strength. full of unforgettable characters and riveting incidents, and utilising details and debts either private and non-private, equivalent to the writings of imprecise African American reporters and the files of civil rights and black energy teams, Sweet Land of Liberty creates an indelible background.

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