Extraordinary Isolation? Woodrow Wilson and the Civil Rights Movement

  title={Extraordinary Isolation? Woodrow Wilson and the Civil Rights Movement},
  author={Nicholas F. Jacobs and Sidney M. Milkis},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  pages={193 - 217}
This article explores the contentious and dynamic relationship between Woodrow Wilson and a nascent, diverse civil rights movement from 1912 to 1919. The pivotal relationship between Wilson and the early civil rights movement emerged out of two concurrent and related political developments: the increasing centrality of presidential administration in the constitutional order and the growing national aspirations of political strategies and goals among reform activists. Not only do we illustrate… 



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  • Bruce Miroff
  • Political Science, Sociology
    The Journal of Politics
  • 1981
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