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Toward Freedom LandThe Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America$
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Harvard Sitkoff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125831

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.001.0001

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The Second Reconstruction

The Second Reconstruction

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(p.215) 10 The Second Reconstruction
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Toward Freedom Land
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Harvard Sitkoff

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0011

This chapter discusses an assessment of black gains and setbacks. It presents a brief overview of the developments that led Congress to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which some considered to be a sweeping legislation. It also sums up many of the author's notions about the 1930s and 1940s that have appeared in the previous essays.

Keywords:   black gains, setbacks, developments, Civil Rights Act, legislation

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