The Second Reconstruction

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125831
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135526 | DOI:
The Second Reconstruction

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This chapter discusses an assessment of black gains and setbacks. It presents a brief overview of the developments that led Congress to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which some considered to be a sweeping legislation. It also sums up many of the author's notions about the 1930s and 1940s that have appeared in the previous essays.

Keywords: black gains; setbacks; developments; Civil Rights Act; legislation

Chapter.  3353 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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