The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

By Risen, Clay

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9781608198245
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Bloomsbury


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Reviewed on March 1, 2014  |  Prepub Alert

Unlike Purdum (see above review), Risen (staff editor, New York Times; A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination) claims the Civil Rights Act (1964) alone as the most important piece of legislation of the last century. Both Risen and Purdum present excellent, nuanced accounts, agreeing that Presidents Kennedy and Johnson played lesser roles than did several legislators and the accelerating Civil Rights movement ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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