"Race, Reform and Rebellion" Book Review by writingsensation

"Race, Reform and Rebellion"
An overview of Manning Marable's book on post WWII African-American history.
# 68406 | 820 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US

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In his book "Race, Reform and Rebellion", Manning Marable takes readers on an informative trip back in time to witness the lives of blacks in America from the end of World II to 1982, or what he calls the Second Reconstruction. The paper shows how, with the arrival of this Second Reconstruction, came the advancement of civil rights and the passage of laws to legislate equality among the races. The paper examines Marable's views that only the Third Reconstruction will respond to the need of economic disadvantage, the actual root of the problem.

From the Paper:

"According to Marable, however, the success of the Second Reconstruction went hand-in-hand with failure. Socio-economic gains made over the past three decades for a small number of blacks, also brought increased poverty for much larger numbers remaining in the inner cities. In 1946, the South became agriculturally mechanized: Many jobs were lost, and larger numbers of blacks moved to the North. As a result, ghettos and unemployment worsened into the mid-1950s. The blacks' problem of inequality continued, says Marable, due to the socio-economic differences that were not addressed."

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