Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights by Linda Barrett Osborne
  

Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights

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Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights by Linda Barrett Osborne

This book chronicles the lives of Black Americans from the years 1896 until 1954. It discusses the forces leading to legal segregation; specific segregation laws, federal policy and segregation on a national level; and, early efforts to achieve civil rights. Through photographs and other images, primary sources, and first person accounts, it also looks at the impact of legal segregation on day-to-day life for both black and white Americans, across the country, not just the South and North, particularly from a young person's point of view. The book is distinguished by the Library of Congress' involvement and is a companion of sorts to Linda's previous book Travelling the Freedom Road , which looked at the lives of black Americans from 1800 to 1877. The book includes a timeline, bibliography, and an index.

About the Author

Linda Osborne is a senior writer and editor for The Library of Congress and is the author of TRAVELLING THE FREEDOM ROAD.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Linda Barrett Osborne
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Publisher

Abrams

Publication date

1st January 2012

ISBN

9781419700200


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