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Title: Memories of the Movement: Civil Rights, the Liberal Consensus and the March Twenty Years Later
Authors: Lewis, George David Gwynder
First Published: 11-Apr-2017
Citation: Lewis, GDG, Memories of the Movement: Civil Rights, the Liberal Consensus and the March Twenty Years Later, ed. Morgan, I;Mason, R, 'The Liberal Consensus Reconsidered: American Politics and Society in the Postwar Era' Press of Florida, 2017
Abstract: [First paragraph] Identifying and categorizing the relationship between the historical realities of the Civil Rights Movement and the explanatory model provided by the idea of a liberal consensus is far from simple. In one sense, for example, it is clear that the leading proponents of the Movement viewed that relationship very differently from the leading progenitors of the model. Historians have come to different conclusions still, and so indeed have those who have sought to commemorate the Movement subsequent to its demise. Despite - or perhaps because of - those apparent disparities, analyzing the positioning of the Civil Rights Movement within the liberal consensus model is both historically and intellectually rewarding, for it not only offers a significant critique and then partial reassessment of the efficacy of the very idea of a liberal consensus, but also reveals much about the process of commemoration and the development of discourses of race and racism in recent US history.
ISBN: 978-0-8130-5426-1
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2017, University Press of Florida. All rights reserved. The file associated with this record is under a permanent embargo while publication is In Press in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
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