In his seminal article aFreedom Then, Freedom Now, a renowned civil rights historian Steven F. Lawson described his vision for the future study of the civil rights movement. Lawson called for a deeper examination of the social, economic, and political factors that influenced the movementas development and growth. He urged his fellow scholars to connect the alocal with the national, the political with the social, a and to investigate the ideological origins of the civil rights movement, its internal dynamics, the role of women, and the significance of gender and sexuality. In Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement, editors Danielle L. McGuire and John Dittmer follow Lawsonas example, bringing together the best new scholarship on the modern civil rights movement. The work expands our understanding of the movement by engaging issues of local and national politics, gender and race relations, family, community, and sexuality. The volume addresses cultural, legal, and social developments and also investigates the roots of the movement. Each essay highlights important moments in the history of the struggle, from the impact of the Young Womenas Christian Association on integration to the use of the arts as a form of activism. Freedom Rights not only answers Lawsonas call for a more dynamic, interactive history of the civil rights movement, but it also helps redefine the field.New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement Danielle McGuire. Introduction. Danielle. L. McGuire. In 1991 historian Steven F. Lawson traced the contours of civil rights historiography from the ... The essays in Freedom Rights point to a black freedom movement that is multiracial, cross-regional, and international, withanbsp;...
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