Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965

Invisible Enemy: The African American Freedom Struggle after 1965

Author(s): Greta de Jong

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405167178

Online ISBN: 9781444320824

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320824

About this Book

This highly accessible account of the evolution of American racism outlines how 'colorblind' approaches to discrimination ensured the perpetuation of racial inequality in the United States well beyond the 1960s.

  • A highly accessible account of the evolution of American racism, its perpetuation, and black people's struggles for equality in the post-civil rights era
  • Guides students to a better understanding of the experiences of black Americans and their ongoing struggles for justice, by highlighting the interconnectedness of African American history with that of the nation as a whole
  • Highlights the economic and political functions that racism has served throughout the nation's history
  • Discusses the continuation of the freedom movement beyond the 1960s to provide a comprehensive new historiography of racial equality and social justice

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