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Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State
1. Rethinking civil rights and American political development 2. The birth of the NAACP, mob violence, and the challenge of public opinion 3. The unsteady march into the Oval Office 4. Anti-lynchingExpand
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Black politics and the neoliberal racial order
We are at a critical moment in the history of race in the United States. The years 2013–15 mark the fiftieth anniversaries of some of the most important milestones in the civil rights movement. InExpand
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The Strange Fruit of American Political Development
ABSTRACT What is the relationship between black social movements, state violence, and political development in the United States? Today, this question is especially important given the staggeringExpand
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We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. By Bruce Ackerman. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 432 pp. $35.00 hardcover.: Book Reviews
We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. By Bruce Ackerman. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 432 pp. $35.00 hardcover.Bruce Ackerman has produced a stunning achievement with his latestExpand
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The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of America
This essay traces a tradition in civil rights that begins with the NAACP's media campaign to fight unjust racial violence between 1909 and 1925, instead of with the education desegregation litigationExpand
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Movement Capture or Movement Strategy? A Critical Race History Exchange on the Beginnings of Brown v. Board
In 2019, Megan Ming Francis published a path-breaking article challenging the conventional wisdom in the field on a core piece of civil rights history: the role of a philanthropic foundation calledExpand