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The Resource An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Todd S. Purdum

An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Todd S. Purdum

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An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title
An idea whose time has come
Title remainder
two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Statement of responsibility
Todd S. Purdum
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passageIt was a turbulent time in America--a time of sit-ins, freedom rides, a March on Washington and a governor standing in the schoolhouse door--when John F. Kennedy sent Congress a bill to bar racial discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations. Countless civil rights measures had died on Capitol Hill in the past. But this one was different because, as one influential senator put it, it was "an idea whose time has come."In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support. He evokes the high purpose and low dealings that marked the creation of this monumental law, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of new interviews that bring to life this signal achievement in American history. Often hailed as the most important law of the past century, the Civil Rights Act stands as a lesson for our own troubled times about what is possible when patience, bipartisanship, and decency rule the day. "--
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Purdum, Todd S.,
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4744.515 1964
LC item number
.P87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • United States
  • United States
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An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Todd S. Purdum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805096729
Lccn
2013038545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn858353760
  • 1351834
  • (OCoLC)858353760
Label
An idea whose time has come : two presidents, two parties, and the battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Todd S. Purdum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 398 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805096729
Lccn
2013038545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn858353760
  • 1351834
  • (OCoLC)858353760

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