By Jeanne Theoharis
The civil rights flow has turn into nationwide legend, lauded by means of presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as evidence of the ability of yankee democracy. This nationwide myth has shuttered the circulate firmly some time past, decreased its scope, obscured the paintings it took and the range of people that lead it, papered over the forces that stood in its means, and used it to chastise present-day activities. during this publication, historian Jeanne Theoharis examines and demanding situations this nationwide myth-making, taking over some of the accredited tales of the stream to teach them in a miles diversified gentle. Theoharis demanding situations 8 key points of the myth to teach us the a lot broader imaginative and prescient the stream had, the paintings it took, the variety of people that lead it the North and South, and the significant and protracted boundaries and repression the activists faced.
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis