A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
Author: Jeanne Theoharis

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

"The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. [The author believes that this notion], featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished ...

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