Civil Rights Act of 1964, The: The Passage of the Law That Ended Racial Segregation

SUNY Press
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This book details, in a series of first-person accounts, how Hubert Humphrey and other dedicated civil rights supporters fashioned the famous cloture vote that turned back the determined southern filibuster in the U. S. Senate and got the monumental Civil Rights Act bill passed into law. Authors include Humphrey, who was the Democratic whip in the Senate at the time; Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., a top Washington civil rights lobbyist; and John G. Stewart, Humphrey's top legislative aide. These accounts are essential for understanding the full meaning and effect of America's civil rights movement.
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About the author

Robert D. Loevy is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. He is the author of To End All Segregation: The Politics of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992: Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process, the latter published by SUNY Press. He is also the co-author of Colorado Politics and Government: Governing the Centennial State (with Thomas E. Cronin) and American Government: We Are One (with John R. Whitman, et al.).

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SUNY Press
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Pages
380
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ISBN
9781438411125
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
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