Eyewitness History is an interdisciplinary and multicultural series that reveals how significant events were seen and interpreted by people from all levels of society. Excerpts from primary sources -- memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, speeches, advertisements, and more -- provide a wide range of viewpoints and enhance a compelling narrative, prompting students to develop the critical-thinking skills that allow them to construct their own opinions about the people and their times.A Complete PerspectiveEach volume is a comprehensive and self-contained reference work that features: -- Hundreds of eyewitness accounts that bring history to life-- Essays starting each chapter, that provide historical context and that highlight major events and attitudes of the period-- Chronologies that provide a detailed historical perspective-- Contemporary illustrations and photographs-- Excerpts from relevant documents of the day-- Brief biographies of key individuals, personalizing historic eventsSome volumes also contain maps and graphs that provide visual context, helping students gain a richer understanding of historical events.A Rich Mosaic of Eyewitness Accounts from Past ErasExcellent for students and general readers, the Eyewitness History series deepens readers' understanding.From the origins of the struggle after the Civil War to its present-day legacy, The Civil Rights Movement covers the full course of this essentially American phenomenon, collecting the words and thoughts of those who lived through the desegregation of schools, the bus boycotts, the sit-ins, the freedom rides, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Published August 1, 1993
by Facts on File.
History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Young Adult.