The American Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1968 - Student Book with 4 Access (Print & Digital)

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The American Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1968 is a topic series tailored specifically to the new NSW Modern History syllabus for Year 12.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9780170410144 Brand/Publisher: Nelson Categories: Australian Curriculum for NSWHumanities and Social Sciences (HASS)History

Part of the series Nelson Modern History.

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The American Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1968 is a topic series tailored specifically to the new NSW Modern History syllabus for Year 12. It charts the emergence of the modern American civil rights movement from the early twentieth century and examines the major campaigns, tactics and leadership of the post Second World War era to the emergence of Black Power movements in the late 1960s. The book also examines the influence of Martin Luther King Jnr on other civil rights movements in the United States and in Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

The text is closely aligned with the new Stage 6 History Syllabus and incorporates classic and recent historical interpretations, with regular and relevant visual text.

Key Features:

  • Reference sections include profiles of key figures and groups, definitions of central concepts and terms, and summaries of major documents.
  • Source studies appear frequently throughout each chapter and are combined with questions and activities to aid students’ evaluation and interpretation of evidence from the past.
  • Information boxes contain extended discussions of key events, concepts and historical developments, many also include questions and activities.
  • Each chapter includes a brief chapter conclusion, summary and suggestions for further resources.
  • End-of-chapter activities incorporate a rage of historical understandings and skills, essay questions, and research tasks to consolidate students’ understanding and offer opportunities for extension and revision.


  • The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement (1865-1945)
  • ‘We shall overcome’: Creating the Modern Civil Rights movement (1945 - 1957)
  • ‘You won’t see me at the back of the bus’ (1955-1960)
  • ‘A change is gonna come’: The Freedom Rides/ (1961-1963)
  • ‘Mississippi Goddam’: The Mississippi Freedom Summer (1963-1965)
  • I’m black and I’m proud’: Black Power (1966-1971)
  • Legacies and influences of Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement


ISBN 9780170410144
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 12,
Author(s) Sarah Mirams, Jonathon Dallimore

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