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    Garrow and Sitkoff

    1. Who in their essays present two sympathetic but different theories, of the early days of the African American Civil Rights Movement. The beginning determined the future course; the early leaders took real risks and sometimes died for their beliefs; the Movement, changed American society in fundamental ways; the Movement itself changed as Civil Rights changed in direction and meaning.

    2. More importantly I'm looking for the early Civil Rights Movement from the points of view of Sitkoff and Garrow different historical emphases in Sitkoff's and Garrow's interpretations of this early Civil Rights Movement.

    3. Did the "early" Civil Rights Movement change fundamentally after 1965 with the increasing importance of thinkers like Malcolm X and organizations like the Black Panthers?

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    a. Who, in their essays, presents two sympathetic but different theories, of the early days of the African American Civil Rights Movement. The beginning determined the future course; the early leaders took real risks and sometimes died for their beliefs; the Movement, changed American society in fundamental ways; the Movement itself changed as Civil Rights changed in direction and meaning. More importantly I'm looking for the early Civil Rights Movement from the points of view of Sitkoff and Garrow different historical emphases in Sitkoff's and Garrow's interpretations of this early Civil Rights Movement.

    Sitkoff argues that economic advances lead to advances in race relation. First, because millions of jobs opened up and there was a shortage of workers, it necessitated the slacking of policies against the Black. Black's wages increased and union entry opened up for them where it was not before because of gain in occupational status. Because their was a shortage of workers, Sitkoff argues that the Black's economic increase did not come at the expense of the White, which was one of the main arguments for not having Black's in the workforce. This also helped the cause. Sitkoff argues that the existence of an affluent society also lead to future of the Civil Rights Movement through the ...

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    This solution examines aspects of the Civil Rights Movement from the points of view of Sitkoff and Garrow, who had a different historical emphasis in Sitkoff's and Garrow's interpretations of this early Civil Rights Movement. It also discusses if the "early" Civil Rights Movement changed fundamentally after 1965 with the increasing importance of thinkers like Malcolm X and organizations like the Black Panthers.

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