A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

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Chapter 17 provides an overview of the Civil Rights movement, which, as Zinn writes, was a surprise to many but should not have been. African-American writers such as Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes had been documenting the oppression and rage of African Americans for decades. Zinn documents the smaller steps the federal government took to advance civil rights, such as Truman's decision to integrate the armed forces in 1948, before the landmark 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision unleashed the Civil Rights movement. He details the nonviolent movement of Martin Luther King, Bob Moses, and others and the eventual turn to more violent methods of protest and the eventual emphasis on African-American economic empowerment.

Chapter 22 is about the growth of opposition movements, including the anti-nuclear movement, which started in the early 1980s as a grassroots movement and grew to include prominent scientists. Public opinion began to turn against nuclear armament and...

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