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Why the vote wasn't enough for Selma / Karlyn Forner.

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  • ISBN: 9780822370000
  • ISBN: 082237000X
  • ISBN: 9780822370055
  • ISBN: 0822370050
  • Physical Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-334) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Interlude 1: the Constitution of 1901 -- The world that cotton made : 1901-1916 -- Interlude 2: World War I and making the world safe for democracy -- "Our country first, then Selma" : 1917-1929 -- Interlude 3: The Great Depression -- Plowing under: 1932-1940 -- Interlude 4: Craig Air Force Base -- Becoming white-faced cows: 1941-1952 -- Interlude 5: "I like Ike" -- Segregation's last stand: 1953-1964 -- Interlude 6: 1965 -- Making the "good freedom" : 1965-1976 -- Interlude 7: Closing Craig Air Force Base -- "Last one out of Selma, turn off the lights" : 1977-1988 -- Interlude 8: Superintendent Norward Roussell and school leveling -- Two Selmas: 1989-2000 -- Interlude 9: Joe gotta go.
Summary, etc.:
"In [this book] Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting rights failed to offset decades of systematic disfranchisement and unequal investment in African American communities. Forner contextualizes Selma as a place, not a moment within the civil rights movement --a place where black citizens' fight for full citizenship unfolded alongside an agricultural shift from cotton farming to cattle raising, the implementation of federal divestment policies, and economic globalization. At the end of the twentieth century, Selma's celebrated political legacy looked worlds apart from the dismal economic realities of the region. Forner demonstrates that voting rights are only part of the story in the black freedom struggle and that economic justice is central to achieving full citizenship." --Publisher's website.
Subject: African Americans > Suffrage > Alabama > Selma > History > 20th century.
Selma (Ala.) > History > 20th century.
Selma (Ala.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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