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At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by [Danielle L. McGuire]
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“A story of courage. . . . At the Dark End of the Street is an important step to finally facing the terrible legacies of race and gender in this country.” —The Washington Post
 
“McGuire goes far beyond other historians in exploring the origins of the civil rights movement…. A powerful book that should alter forever how the civil rights movement is viewed.” —Grand Rapids Press
 
“A vital retelling…. Full of lively … storytelling, and buttressed by excellent research, Danielle McGuire’s provocative narrative forces readers to rethink what they know about that pivotal movement in U. S. history: its time frame, its actors, its legacy.” —Ms. 

“One of those rare studies that makes a well-known story seem startlingly new. Anyone who thinks he knows the history of the modern civil rights movement needs to read this terrifying, illuminating book.” —Kevin Boyle, author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age, winner of the National Book Award.
 
“Valuable for reminding us of Parks’s radicalism. She was not a frail old lady who wouldn’t get up from her bus seat ‘because she was tired and her feet ached.’ . . . A welcome corrective.” —The Independent Weekly (Raleigh, NC)
 
“Groundbreaking. . . . Inspiring.” —Elle
 
“People can learn about a new side of Rosa Parks. They can also discover other previously unknown female freedom fighters.” —Time
 
“This gripping story changes the history books, giving us a revised Rosa Parks and a new civil rights story. You can’t write a general U.S. history without altering crucial sentences because of McGuire’s work. Masterfully narrated, At the Dark End of the Street presents a deep civil rights movement with women at the center, a narrative as poignant, painful and complicated as our own lives.” —Timothy B. Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
 
“McGuire restores to memory the courageous black women who dared seek legal remedy, when black women and their families faced particular hazards for doing so. McGuire brings the reader through a dark time via a painful but somehow gratifying passage in this compelling, carefully documented work.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Just when we thought there couldn’t possibly be anything left to uncover about the civil rights movement, Danielle McGuire finds a new facet of that endlessly prismatic struggle at the core of our national identity.” —Diane McWhorter, author of Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
 
“Eye-opening.” —Sacramento Book Review

“Following the lead of pioneers like Darlene Clark Hine, Danielle McGuire details the all too ignored tactic of rape of black women in the everyday practice of southern white supremacy. Just as important, she plots resistance against this outrage as an integral facet of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This book is as essential as its history is infuriating.” —Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People

About the Author

Danielle L. McGuire was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is an assistant professor in the History Department at Wayne State University and lives in Detroit, Michigan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Publication date : September 7, 2010
  • File size : 3066 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 352 pages
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Publisher : Vintage; 1st edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B003F3PLMG
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Pushpa Kurup
4.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book that virtually rewrites the history of the Civil ...
Reviewed in India on February 19, 2016
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Norma
5.0 out of 5 stars At the dark end of the street
Reviewed in Canada on February 9, 2019
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Kathleen King
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
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Dr Maggotenstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Another perception of Civil rights era in the States
Reviewed in France on March 5, 2014
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H. Shadroui
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing black women back into the Civil Rights Movement
Reviewed in France on May 31, 2014
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