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Author Sugrue, Thomas J., 1962-

Title Sweet land of liberty : the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North / Thomas J. Sugrue.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    323.1196 SUG    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxviii, 688 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [547]-664) and index.
Contents Introduction -- I. Unite and fight. "sweet land of liberty" ; "Pressure, more pressure and still more pressure" ; "1776 for the Negro" -- II. Hearts and minds. "Balance of power" ; "No place for Colored" ; God have pity on such a city" ; "No rights more elemental" -- III. Freedom now. "New frontier" ; "Fires of frustration and discord" ; "Long hot summer" ; "Unconditional war" ; "The Blackman's land" ; "It's not the bus, it's us" ; "Fighting for our lives" -- Epilogue.
Summary Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Northeastern States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Northeastern States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Northeastern States -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Northeastern States -- Biography.
Northeastern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780679643036 (alk. paper)
0679643036 (alk. paper)

 
    
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