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Sweet Land of Liberty by Thomas J. Sugrue
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Aug 01, 2011

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i'm ambivalent / frustrated about the politics rendered in this narrative. but nonetheless, it is a very very well done broad history that is a great introduction to these struggles. while not necessarily forgotten, they are certainly not as iconic as what the historical memory suggests is the civil rights movement. the book could have been strengthened by more attention to struggles sometimes associated with "Black Power" in the attempt to draw out more fluid and complex relationships between Civil Rights and Black Power. it is definitely worth reading.
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