Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement

Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement

Jack M. Bloom
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/01/1987
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04246-0
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Race, Class, and the Civil Rights Movement is a unique sociohistorical analysis of the civil rights movement. In it, Jack M. Bloom analyzes the interaction between the economy and political systems in the South, which led to racial stratification.


Praise for the first edition:


"A unique sociohistorical analysis of the civil rights movement, analyzing the interaction between the economy and political systems in the South, which led to racial stratification. An intriguing look at the interplay of race and class, this work is both scholarly and jargon-free. A sophisticated study."–Library Journal 


"This is an exciting book combining dramatic episodes with an insightful analysis.The use of concepts of class is subtle and effective."  –Peter N. Stearns


"Ambitious and wide-ranging." – Georgia Historical Quarterly


"Excellent historical analysis." – North Carolina Historical Review


"Historians should welcome this book. A well-written, jargon-free interpretive synthesis, it relates impersonal political-economic forces to the human actors who were shaped by them and, in turn, helped shape them.... This refreshing study reminds us how much the American dilemma of race has been complicated by problems of class." – American Historical Review


"A broad historical sweep.... Skillfully surveys key areas of historiographical debate and succinctly summarizes a good deal of recent secondary literature."   –Journal of Southern History


"Bloom does a masterful job of presenting the major structural and psychological interpretations associated with the Civil Rights Movement.... It will make an excellent general text to welcome undergraduates and reintroduce old-timers to the social ferment that surrounded the civil rights movement." –Contemporary Sociology

Author Bio

Jack M. Bloom is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Northwest.

Reviews

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Books that significantly reorient fields of study are rare. Class, Race and the Civil Rights Movement did just that for the study of the civil rights movement when it first appeared in 1987.  Rarer still are books that seem just as relevant 40 years later.  As the new material in the 2nd edition of the book makes clear, Class, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement, belongs in this second select group as well.

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Doug McAdam, Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology, Standford University

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This is an exciting book combining dramatic episodes with an insightful analysis. The use of concepts of class is subtle and effective.

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Peter N. Stearns, author of Cultural Change in Modern World History

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
I. The Changing Political Economy of Racism
1. The Political Economy of Southern Racism
2. The Old Order Changes
3. 1948: The Opening of the Breach
4. The Splitting of the Solid South
II. The Black Movement
5. The Defeat of White Power and the Emergence of the "New Negro" in the South
6. The Second Wave
7. Ghetto Revolts, Black Power, and the Limits of the Civil Rights Coalition
8. Class and Race: A Retrospective
Notes
Bibliography
Index