- Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma
Beskrivelse: With this bold offering from two decades of research, J. Mills Thornton III presents the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of community-municipal history at the grassroots level. Thornton demonstrates that the movement had powerful local sources in its three birth cities-Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma. There, the arcane mechanisms of state and city governance and the missteps of municipal politicians and civic leaders-independent of emerging national trends in racial mores-led to the great swell of energy for change that became the civil rights movement.
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