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Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000
Author: Adam Fairclough
ISBN 13: 9780142001295
ISBN 10: 142001295
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2002-06-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $18.00

From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in the United States. Beginning with Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching in the 1890s, Fairclough chronicles the tradition of protest that led to the formation of the NAACP, Booker T. Washington and the strategy of accommodation, Marcus Garvey and the push for black nationalism, through to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Throughout, Fairclough presents a judicious interpretation of historical events that balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistence of racial and economic inequalities.

San Francisco Chronicle

Adam Fairclough's Better Day Coming succeeds in telling an integrated story of a full century of race relations in America...