Harvard Sitkoff's "The Struggle for Black Equality"
A critical review and analysis of "The Struggle for Black Equality" by Harvard Sitkoff.
# 89216 | 1,575 words | 3 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965)
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This paper provides a review and analysis of Harvard Sitkoff's book "The Struggle for Black Equality." It is argued that the book covers the key events of the civil rights movement fairly effectively, it is very brief, and as a result is very accessible. The book, however, fails in virtually every other way to contribute anything interesting or insightful to the issue of the civil rights movement.
From the Paper:"Harvard Sitkoff's book, The Struggle for Black Equality, provides a broad overview of the black civil rights movement from the 1950s to the early 1990s. The author explicitly admits that the work is not intended to break new ground on the topic of the civil rights movement, to unearth new sources or statistics, or to develop an overall theory of the movement in the context of American society; instead, the book is aimed at simply offering a relatively brief summary of the major events that helped to shape the struggle. Sitkoff writes, "It is designed primarily to provide a succinct narrative and interpretation of the civil-rights movement. I have, accordingly, written neither a comprehensive nor a scholarly account of the struggle," (Sitkoff vii)."
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