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Access to History: Race and Relations in the USA 1863-1980

By | Copyright Year:2006 | ISBN-13: 9780340907054

The new editions of Access to Historycombine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success.

The third edition of Race Relations in the USA since 1900 has been revised to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The new edition gives a detailed account of the history of Black, Hispanic, Native and Asian Americans since the American Civil War onwards and illustrates the changing nature of the political, social and economic struggles throughout this period. Particular attention is paid to the role of individuals such as Booker T Washington, Harry Truman and Martin Luther King, as well as examining the roles of government and other organisations in influencing the changes, progress and regressions which characterise this history of race relations.

Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Development of Racial Problems in America, c.1600– c1860
Chapter 3 The Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow
Chapter 4 Protest or Accommodationism (c1880-c1915)
Chapter 5 Factors Leading Toward Change in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
Chapter 6 The Start of the Civil Rights Movement I945–1960
Chapter 7 Martin Luther King: King or Knave?
Chapter 8 Black Power
Chapter 9 How Much did Presidents Kennedy and Johnson Contribute?
Chapter 10 American Race Relations 1968–1980


Vivienne Saunders is an experienced A Level teacher and author, specialising in American History.


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