African-Americans in History
Examines the pre- and post-Second World War years and how this was a period of growth for the African-American community.
# 25675 | 2,145 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on May 01, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , History (U.S. The 1930's - Great Depression) , History (U.S. World Wars)
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This paper looks at the period from the decades before World War II to the decade after it, in terms of the standing and status of African-Americans in U.S. society. It looks at how this time was one substantial improvement for blacks in the U.S. The paper begins with a brief description of the historical background to this period, the years from the turn of the last century through World War I as African-Americans began to become an increasingly urbanized population and as the country began to move beyond the direct effects of the Civil War and of Reconstruction in its struggle to come to terms with a multi-racial society.
From the Paper:"We tend to think about two eras in American history as being particularly beneficial to African-Americans in terms of chances of bettering their lives and the increased tolerance and respect for this portion of the American population granted by other Americans, the period just during and after the Civil War, when slaves were granted their freedom and before the excesses of Reconstruction and the consequent backlash against African-American began and the period of Civil Rights protest and legal reform that swept over the country in the 1960s."
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