“A vast choral pageant that recounts the momentous work of the civil rights struggle.”—The New York Times Book Review A monumental volume drawing upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and others, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movements at all. In this remarkable oral history, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, bring to life the country’s great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the blackjacks, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for and against it—voices from the heart of America.
The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books.
Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History is the only reader with a thematic focus on American freedom in its many dimensions. The organization of this compact, unintimidating collection of primary source documents mirrors that of the enormously successful Give Me Liberty! family of U.S. survey texts, and has been fully updated to match the Fifth Edition. Affordable and an exceptional value when packaged with Give Me Liberty!, Voices of Freedom is now available for the first time in an alternative ebook format.
Edited by Eric Foner and coordinated with each chapter of the text, this companion to Give Me Liberty! includes primary-source documents touching on the theme of American freedom. The freedom theme is explored in the words of well-known historical figures and ordinary Americans. Each document is accompanied by an introductory headnote and study questions.
Voices of Freedom has helped hundreds of thousands of students on their path to United States citizenship. The new full-color edition with three audio CDs prepares students for the civics and English requirements of the new U.S. citizenship test. It also serves as a basic course for students enrolled in adult EL/Civics programs. A research-based sequence of integrated grammar, vocabulary, and topics develops students' language skills and civics knowledge simultaneously. Simple narrative readings and hundreds of photographs present U.S. history and government in a context-rich and easy-to-read format. Civics Check sections offer practice with the 100 official citizenship questions and answers. Authentic dialogs develop students' language skills for a successful citizenship interview and spoken-English exam. Reading and writing tests prepare students for the specific test formats used during the exam. Check-Up sections provide all-skills language practice including listening comprehension. Unit tests provide ongoing assessment and practice. Civic participation activities, including projects, debates, and "online field trips," enrich learning and meet EL/Civics goals. Preparatory units help lower-level students practice basic personal information required on the N-400 citizenship application. A Teacher's Guide offers step-by step instructions, expansion activities, and reproducibles for practice and assessment. Audio CDs include all readings, dialogs, the 100 official citizenship questions, and listening comprehension activities. The new Activity & Test Prep Workbook provides supplemental reading, writing, and interview practice for the citizenship exam.