Magazine article Poverty & Race

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Magazine article Poverty & Race

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A new wave of studies on the Civil Rights Movement is emerging during the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education and Hernandez v Texas, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. See, for example, Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013); Bruce Ackerman, The Civil Rights Revolution (2014); Robert Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (2012); Clay Risen, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act (2014); Todd S. Purdum, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (2014). Leading earlier works include, for example, Jack Greenberg, Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution (1994); Richard Kluger, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America 's Struggle for Equality (1975 and 2004); and Taylor Branch, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013). …

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