Race Relations in the USA since 1900

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A detailed account of the history of Black, Hispanic, Native, and Asian Americans since 1900, this title uses biographical accounts of prominent figures to illustrate the changing nature of the political and social struggles of the era. The text gives particular emphasis to the roles of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Lyndon Johnson, and Jesse Jackson, with an expanded feature on radicals in the 1960s. The relative importance of prominent individuals, grass-roots activists, private and public organizations, and external pressures are weighed up throughout this history of change, progress, and regression. Revised study guides are included and provide students with a firm basis for answering structured, essay, and source-based questions.