Freedom Bound Uploaded by Admin on Jan 22, In his book, Freedom Bound, Robert Weisbrot argues that the civil rights movement is interwoven with American political reform of the time, and furthermore, that "the black quest for justice and the national crusade for a 'Great Society' are best understood in relation to each other" Weisbrot xiv. He traces the Great Society from its beginnings as Lyndon Johnson's liberal social reform program, through the Reagan years, claiming it was not entirely successful in breaking down racial barriers between blacks and conservative whites. He believes the Great Society was "an insidious enemy of black America," and that the federal government ultimately failed to deliever Johnson's original vision for civil rights advancement and reform
Evenhanded in ideology and in its portrayal of leading players, sprightly and often witty in style, and probing and balanced in perspective, Freedom Bound offers an ideal point of departure for scholarly inquiry into a generation of black protest and the larger context of American ethical values.
Among the book's minor shortcomings are an introductory chapter too skimpy to provide an adequate context for the Greensboro sit-ins and a tendency to weigh more heavily the perspective from the Oval Office than from the front lines of the movement in discussing events from through Among the work's significant strengths are truly splendid syntheses of the campaign for voting rights and the collapse of movement unity after Selma.
In addition, Weisbrot offers an exceptionally lucid analysis of the persistent tensions between black impatience for immediate change and the ideologies of liberal individualism and Christian nonviolence.
This excellent study belongs in every American public and academic library. Review by Publisher's Weekly Review In an invaluable, fast-paced chronicle that throws three decades of civil rights struggles into sharp perspective, Weisbrot Father Divine and the Struggle for Racial Equality argues that the coalition forged by blacks and liberal whites in the s fomented only a self-limited revolution.
It abolished formal barriers to equality, he notes, but left intact the basic features of a system that confines blacks to a subordinate or marginal role.
Weisbrot maintains that mainstream groups such as CORE failed to win a broad base of support, while black separatists offered no vehicles for transforming social and economic conditions. He further establishes that blacks have been disproportionately hurt by Reagan's domestic policies.
All rights reserved Review by School Library Journal Review YA-- Where Weisbrodt offers a scan of many years of the civil rights movement, Seeger and Reiser focus on the people involved and the songs that heartened them.
From Montgomery in to Memphis inthey show the southern campaign from the inside. The words of such people as Bob Moses and Rosa Parks, Dorothy Cotton and Bob Zellner give a sense of what it was like to be part of an exciting and dangerous movement. Photos add immediacy to a work that colors the history of an important time.
Weisbrodt offers a comprehensive overview of the movement, from the first sit-ins of through the Reagan years. In chronological fashion, he documents the growth of the movement through the organizations and individuals involved, its struggles in both the South and the North, the reactions to it, its policical victories and failures, and the factionalism and bitterness of its later years.
A useful final chapter summarizes both gains and losses as they are visible in the s.2 Robert Weisbrot, Freedom Bound: A History of America's Civil Rights Movement (New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., ), artistic segments of the civil rights movement without including Dancin' to Freedom: A Historical Analysis of the Rise of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Faubus had now openly defied court orders, which would bring the federal government into action. “If he hoped to outbluff the former Allied supreme commander in World War II by barking commands at state reserve units, the governor was out of his depth,” said Robert Weisbrot in Freedom Bound: A History of America’s Civil Rights Movement.
In an invaluable, fast-paced chronicle that throws three decades of civil rights struggles into sharp perspective, Weisbrot (Father Divine and the Struggle for Racial Equality) argues that the coalition forged by blacks and liberal whites in the s fomented only a self-limited revolution.
Robert Weisbrot's 'Freedom Bound: A History of the Civil Rights Movement' [ send me this paper ] This 3 page report is an overview of Weisbrot's chronicle of the major events of America's civil rights movement.
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