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By Jeanne Theoharis

Examines the makes use of and misuses of civil rights heritage within the present.

The civil rights move has turn into nationwide legend, lauded through presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as facts of the ability of yank democracy. This nationwide myth has shuttered the circulate firmly long ago, lowered its scope, obscured the paintings it took and the variety of people that lead it, papered over the forces that stood in its approach, and used it to chastise present-day hobbies. during this e-book, historian Jeanne Theoharis examines and demanding situations this nationwide myth-making, taking up a few of the authorized tales of the flow to teach them in a far varied mild. Theoharis demanding situations 8 key elements of the myth to teach us the a lot broader imaginative and prescient the flow had, the paintings it took, the variety of people that lead it the North and South, and the huge and chronic boundaries and repression the activists faced.

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