International Politics and Civil Rights Policies in the United States, 1941 1960

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April 2010



Layton shows how revolutionary changes in world politics helped reform postwar US race policies.


1. Introduction; 2. Mobilizing and utilizing international pressure; 3. Civil Rights Commissions; 4. International pressure and the state's response to racial segregation; 5. Conclusion: implications of this study.


'In this gem of a study, Azza Layton documents an untold part of the American civil rights story and, in the process, teaches social movement theorists how international conditions can influence prospects for movement success.' Theda Skocpol, Harvard University 'The literature on the domestic history of the civil rights movement in the USA is vast. But not until Azza Layton's study has there been a major examination of the international dimensions of this movement. She essentially breaks new ground, brilliantly disclosing the remarkable extent to which civil rights leaders in America looked to foreign actors for support and leverage in their own struggle.' Walter Dean Burnham, The University of Texas, Austin 'An empirically rich, theoretically important account of the role of international pressure in the Cold War shift in US civil rights policy. Not only does the book represent a significant contribution to the historiography of the civil rights struggle, but an important corrective to the 'nation-centric' focus of most social movement research.' Douglas McAdam, Stanford University
EAN: 9780521669764
ISBN: 0521669766
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2010
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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