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Economic Civil Rights Movement : African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power (Paperback)

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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.

Number of Pages: 213
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Modern / 20th Century
Series Title: Routledge Studies in African American History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2015
TCIN: 50126844
UPC: 9781138952485
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-2865
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