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We Ain’t What We Ought To Be

The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674062290

Publication Date: 10/17/2011

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528 pages

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

32 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Prologue
  • 1. The Freedom War: 1861–1865
  • 2. Freedom Is Not Enough: 1865–1877
  • 3. Resisting the Juggernaut of White Supremacy: 1878–1906
  • 4. Black Leaders Reckon with Jim Crow: 1893–1916
  • 5. Great War and Great Migration: 1917–1924
  • 6. Renaissance in Harlem, Dark Ages Elsewhere: 1924–1941
  • 7. World War II and Its Aftermath: 1941–1948
  • 8. Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: 1949–1959
  • 9. The Civil Rights Movement: 1960–1965
  • 10. Black Power and Grassroots Protest: 1966–1978
  • 11. Reagan, Rap, and Resistance: 1979–2000
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize, American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association
  • 2010 BAAS Book Prize, British Association for American Studies
  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2010
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