Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement by Christopher P. Lehman
A Fragile Coalition, 1967-1973

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The book examines how the coalition among the national African American civil rights organizations disintegrated between 1967 and 1973 as a result of the factionalism that splintered the groups from within as well as the federal government's sabotage of the Civil Rights Movement.


• Identifies the instances in which the civil rights groups acted as a united coalition between 1967 and 1973 and recognizes how disagreements on separatism, feminism, and political campaigning split the Civil Rights Movement into individual civil rights groups

• Establishes the importance of women to the survival of the Movement in its later years

• Shows how the Movement influenced antiwar demonstrations of the era and struggled to remain nonviolent as Black Power militancy peaked

• Details efforts by the White House, the FBI, and state governments to infiltrate and sabotage the Movement

• Provides broad content ideal for undergraduate and graduate college students taking courses on the Civil Rights Movement as well as for professional and lay historians

 

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Published July 29, 2014 by Praeger. 422 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Thus while Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement offers an interesting insight into the decline of national Civil Rights organisations, it provides less insight into the demise of the Civil Rights movement.

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