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Civilities and Civil Rights : Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom Paperback – May 14, 1981

ISBN-13: 978-0195029192 ISBN-10: 0195029194 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (May 14, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195029194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195029192
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Thoughtful, well written, and thoroughly researched, it is a work of disciplined, committed scholarship that is likely to inspire imitation....It represents the sort of scholarly advocacy that honors the historian's calling."--The New Republic


"A finely wrought narrative, but much more--a troubling commentary on conflict, consensus, paternalism, and gentility, which carries far beyond Greensboro....There is a boldness in this book which is rare in the profession....It makes us think beyond its boundaries."--Howard Zinn, The Yale Review


"Social history at its best, portraying the events that led up to the sit-ins and the disappointments that came after, and arguing that these confrontations were vital for any real change."--The New York Times Book Review


"Undoubtedly the best case study on the Civil Rights movement."--Mark Kornbluh, Washington University


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William H. Chafe is at Duke University.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Freddy Robinson on February 10, 2010
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Enjoyed the book. I thought some moments in time could have been interlinked a bit tighter, but overall, it was very insightful and educational. A must read for those who get snowed over by the "his story" books.
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By Richard Hinchcliffe on November 2, 2013
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The book was rated as acceptable, but it really wasn't. The copy was very dirty, and the spine was totally cracked. I kept it, because I was anxious to read it. It was a very informative read.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aging Hipstorian on April 15, 2007
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This book is a view of what ordinary people, black and white, did to change the city of Greensboro, North Carolina during the civil rights era. It is mainly the story of grassroots activism with a smattering of the activities of politicians. In fact, there is more about what the elite of the community did than the politicians. The book covers the famous lunch counter sit-ins of 1961, school integration, white backlash and the black power movement. There is also a description of the split between members of the black community in the early seventies along generational lines.

Buyer beware...this is not a description of the Civil Rights movement in North Carolina. It is far more a case study of one town. In that sense, it is limited. Some of the prose in the book has not worn well over the past 27 years. Simply put, this isn't the definitive book for Civil Rights in North Carolina.

Having said that, the story is interesting and well researched if the reader is only looking for information on Greensboro, and the bibliography in the back, while not tremendously detailed, appears to be a good place to continue looking for more information.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pepper on November 27, 2012
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Hey I was required to read this book to better understand the struggle of the Blacks and how hard they fought through protest to change the view of America in terms of equal and human rights.
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