A Dictionary of American History by Thomas L. Purvis

By Thomas L. Purvis

This ebook is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the participants, peoples, events, routine, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the heritage of the us.

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Ala. was a prominent battleground of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and site of the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, the BIRMINGHAM DESEGREGATION VIOLENCE, SELMA FREEDOM MARCH, and Governor George WALLACE's defiance of federal court orders to integrate the University of Alabama in 1963. By 1990 Ala. 1 percent were foreign-born. Manufacturing employed 23 percent of the work force and mining 8 percent. Alabama,CSS This cruiser was the Confederacy's most successful raider of Union commerce. Under Captain Raphael Semmes, she captured, burned, or sank 69 USA ships, valued at $6,547,609, from September 1862 to 19 June 1864, when Captain John Winslow's USS Kearsage sank her off Cherbourg, France.

In 1900 it was the 18th state in size and had 1,828,697 people, who were 83 percent rural, 45 percent black, and 1 percent foreign-born; it ranked 19th in the value of its agricultural goods and 30th in manufactures. From 1920 to 1970, it lost 1,258,500 residents, mostly blacks moving to northern cities, and its racial composition shifted greatly. Ala. was a prominent battleground of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and site of the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, the BIRMINGHAM DESEGREGATION VIOLENCE, SELMA FREEDOM MARCH, and Governor George WALLACE's defiance of federal court orders to integrate the University of Alabama in 1963.

Indianapolis had attempted to eliminate pornography by defining it as a violation of women's collective civil rights and allowing women to sue for damages. The Court upheld the lower court's position that characterizing pornography as discrimination entailed censorship of ideas that went beyond the high court's definition of obscenity in MILLER V. CALIFORNIA. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) In 1917 Norman THOMAS and Roger Baldwin organized the American Civil Liberties Bureau to assist persons charged with opposing US policy in WORLD WAR I.

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