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The Selma of the North

Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee

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$28.00 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674057296

Publication: September 2010

Short

360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 1 map

World

  • Abbreviations
  • Map: Milwaukee’s civil rights landmarks
  • Introduction
  • 1. Ethnic Milwaukee and the Black Community
  • 2. Early Protest Politics
  • 3. The Campaign to End School Segregation
  • 4. Father Groppi’s Civil Rights Awakening
  • 5. The Youth Council and Commandos
  • 6. Police–Community Tensions and the 1967 Riot
  • 7. The Struggle for Open Housing
  • 8. Black Power Politics
  • 9. The Decline of Direct Action
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards

  • 2010 Book Award of Merit, State Historical Society of Wisconsin
  • Co-Winner, 2009 Gambrinus Prize, Milwaukee County Historical Society
  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
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