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HIS 136: History of the United States since 1865 (Johnson): Reserve Books for The Promised Land

Using Reserve Books

Due to the large number of students working on this assignment, several books have been placed on Reserve.


Where will I find Reserve Books?     
Reserve books are available at the Check-out Desk to your left as you enter the library.


Will I be able to check out Reserve Books?
Reserve books may be checked out for use in the library only for two hours. You may photocopy or scan specific pages from the books if needed.


How will I know which books to use?
To determine which books will be most useful for your topic, check the summary and table of contents. Look in the index of the books to see if information on your topic is included. Also check the bibliography or list of sources for references to other books or articles.

Books on Reserve for The Promised Land


1.   The African American Experience by Joe William Trotter, Jr.
      (See especially chapters 19-23 on the Civil Rights Movement.)

2.   American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor.

3.   Autobiography of Black Politics by Dempsey J.Travis.

4.   Black Civil Rights in America by Kevern Verney. (also Online).

 5.   Black Exodus: the Great Migration from the American South edited by Alferdteen Harrison. (also Online).

6.  The Black Man Comes to the City; a Documentary Account from the Great Migration to the Great Depression, 1915 to 1930 by Robert B. Grant.

7.   Black Migration in America from 1915 to 1960: an Uneasy Exodus by E. Marvin Goodwin.

8.  Black Migration in the United States with Emphasis on Selected Central Cities by Marcus E. Jones.

9.   Black Power/White Control; the Struggle of the Woodlawn Organization in Chicago by John Hall Fish.

10.  Black Self-Determination; the Story of the Woodlawn Organization by Arthur M. Brazier.

11.  Bound for the Promised Land:  African American Religion and the Great Migration by Milton C. Sernett. (also Online).

12.   Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Black Migration by Timuel D. Black Jr.

13.   Bring Us Together:  the Nixon Team and the Civil Rights Retreat by Leon Panetta & Peter Gall.

14.   Calculating Visions:  Kennedy, Johnson and Civil Rights by Mark Stern. 

15.   Daley: Power and Presidential Politics by F. Richard Ciccone.

16.   Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights by Sylvia Ellis.

17 From Plantation to Ghetto by August Meier and Elliott Rudwick.

18.   In Search of the Movement: the Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now by Benjamin Hedin.

19.  In Struggle:  SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson.

20 John F. Kennedy and the Second Reconstruction by Carl M. Brauer.

21 Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration by James R. Grossman.

22  Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes by Harry Golden.

23 The Negro in Chicago; a Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot, by the Chicago Commission on Race Relations. (also Online).

24Northern Protest:  Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago and the Civil Rights Movement by James R. Ralph, Jr. 

25 The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change by Aldon D. Morris.

26 Poor: a Culture of Poverty or a Poverty of Culture? edited by J. Alan Winter.

27.  Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941 by Steven F. Lawson.

28Sarge: the Life and Times of Sargent Shriver by Scott Stossel.

29.  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee:  the Growth of Radicalism in a Cvil Rights Organization by Emily Stoper.

30 The War Against the Poor: the Underclass and Antipoverty Policy by Herbert J. Gans.

31 War on Poverty edited by Louise Lander.

32 The Negro Family: the Case for National Action [Moynihan Report] -- E-book.

33.  Walls of Jericho:  Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Robert Mann

34.  Civil Rights Crossroads:  Nation, Community and the Black Freedom Struggle by Steven F. Lawson. (also Online).

35.   The Declining Significance of Race by William J. Wilson.

36.   The Trouble With Diversity by Walter Benn Michaels.

37.  The Content of Our Character by Shelby Steele.

38.  Race Matters by Cornel West. (also Online).

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