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The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68 by Kasher, Steven (1996)

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  • By FBI on May 24, 2014

    I had forgotten what a tough and emotional era the civil rights era was, but the photographs in this pictorial essay of one of the most important, if not the most important, social movements in modern American history moved me to tears. It is beautifully designed, set out, written, and the photographs are all outstanding though difficult to wade through and in many instances heart-rending. It brought back what those who put themselves in the firing line endured and the hatred and hostility and unabashed brutality they were up against. I know of no other book like it in terms of its contribution as a photographic essay about a huge social movement that reverberated around the world. It is really an art book in terms of the quality of presentation. Highly recommended.

  • By Benita on February 22, 2014

    I love this book! I teach photography and history of photo and this book has more valuable information in it than any one that I have read on the subject, along with the images. TERRIFIC for anyone that is interested in this time period and the photos of this era.

  • By Patricia Miller on August 12, 2009

    this is a great historical book to fill in the blanks for those of us who were too young to see it all.

  • By beth on October 10, 2016

    Great book.Thank you!

  • By N. S. on November 29, 2008

    I am a librarian who has utilized this photographic history for many years as a resource book with middle school students. The text is clear and concise; the photographs speak volumes.

  • By Niel Rishoi on September 3, 2000

    This book was singularly instrumental in putting me deep into the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Being born in the early sixties, I was not old enough to have seen the daily television and newspaper images of what was happening to an oppressed segment of people. This book fills that void powerfully. Going through page by page, Steven Kasher's fine writing style captures the series of events, which are by turns riveting and disturbing. It constantly dawns on one that these horrifying things happened at a not-so-distant time, in the middle of the 20th century. One expects to read of these crimes against humanity in the dark ages - and it is a sad, disquieting reminder that times change slowly. Anyone who is interested in a major chunk of American history should invest in this book. Undoubtedly, as well it would serve as an excellent high school textbook, because it is amply illustrated and written with straightforward clarity, and therefore would make a much more lasting impression on young students than a pale discourse summed tidily up in a dull history book. I thank Kasher for researching, writing and providing this invaluable book; I am all the wiser, albeit the sadder, for having read it.

  • By Robin on March 3, 2009

    I saw Alan Parker's excellent movie Mississippi Burning earlier this year and I wanted to know about the civil rights movement and this book, now well over ten years old, creates a vivid picture as the movie did.Some of the news photos are now icons of photojournalism, in particular the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama demonstrations but others, selected by Kasher, are equally as compelling and combined with his text and extended captions to the photos gave me an appreciation of the people and place involved .The book is well designed and printed and the photos really do give credence to the words as the story unfolds. The back of the book has a timeline, useful bibliography and index. As a pictorial record of this period in American history it couldn't be better.***SEE SOME INSIDE PAGES by clicking 'customer images' under the cover.

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