reviews by Bookpage Magazine
The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation by Wesleyan University professor Andrew Lewis spotlights the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, established in 1960, whose members were younger and more radical than theuir counterparts in the NAACP and other black organizations. The book shows that the SNCC had a large, nmostly positive impact on the Civil Rights movement, and that its major goals wren't nearly as radical as many claimed.
University of Maryland professor Ira Berlin's The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations studies four centuries of black relocation to and within America. Berlin presents what he deems an updated approach to African-American culture, one that doesn't just cover progress from slavery to civil rights, but also incorporates the struggles of more recent black immigrants to the U.S. This title contains its share of controversial views about black culture, but it is thoroughly reserached and well-documented.