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Levy, Peter B.

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Works: 20 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 8,118 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Encyclopedias  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter B Levy
Civil war on Race Street : the civil rights movement in Cambridge, Maryland by Peter B Levy( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civil War on Race Street, so named because Race Street was the road that divided blacks and whites in Cambridge, Maryland, is a detailed examination of one of the most vibrant locally based struggles for racial equality during the 1960s. Beginning with an overview of Cambridge, particularly its history of racial and class relations, Peter Levy traces the emergence of the modern civil rights movement in this city on Maryland's Eastern Shore." "Catalyzed by the arrival of freedom riders in 1962, the movement in Cambridge expanded in 1963 and 1964 under the leadership of Gloria Richardson, one of the most prominent (and one of the few female) civil rights leaders in the nation. In the years after her departure from Cambridge, the movement went into decline until 1967, when it underwent a brief revival that culminated with a riot allegedly incited by black power spokesman H. Rap Brown. In the wake of the riot, blacks and whites in Cambridge sought to rebuild their city and return to a politics of moderation. However, Spiro Agnew, then governor of Maryland, used the riot to advance his political career and the fortunes of the New Right, thereby garnering the attention of the public (as well as Richard Nixon) and achieving the vice-presidency in 1968. At the same time, Brown saw his influence and that of the civil rights movement decline." "In addition to providing valuable insights into Richardson and Agnew, this study is one of the few to examine a community in a "border" state. Levy demonstrates that the goals of the movement were not universal, that strategies underwent constant political and social change, and that the impact on the micro level was not as clean and immediate as historians would have us believe."--BOOK JACKET
100 key documents in American democracy( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary collection traces the development and meaning of democracy in America from colonial times to the present. It includes classic writings and speeches such as Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Second Virginia Convention," Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream." Also a part of this collection are lesser-known gems such as Sojourner Truth's "When Woman Gets Her Rights Men Will Be Right," Henry Steele Commager's "Who Is
The civil rights movement by Peter B Levy( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays capture the drama and conflict of the struggle, covering, among other topics, the origins of the movement, the fight for legal equality, the role of women, and the lasting effects of the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Ready-reference features include biographical profiles of 20 activists, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Ella Jo Baker and Bayard Rustin, a chronology, bibliography, and photographs. This work also contains 15 primary documents, including presidential addresses and speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, and George Wallace
Documentary history of the modern civil rights movement by Peter B Levy( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the United States through various documentary sources
Encyclopedia of the Clinton presidency by Peter B Levy( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the major topics, issues, and personalities associated with the Clinton administration
Let freedom ring : a documentary history of the modern civil rights movement by Peter B Levy( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the Reagan-Bush years by Peter B Levy( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features over 250 entries covering key cabinet members, advisors, events, laws, and social trends prominent during the Reagan presidency
America in the sixties--right, left, and center : a documentary history( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike other works, America in the Sixties looks at the era from the perspective of new leftists, liberals, and conservatives, providing readers with the opportunity to see this seminal decade more fully and richly than they could before. It includes the manifestos of both the Students for a Democratic Society and the Young Americans for Freedom, the most prominent radical and conservative student groups of that era, as well as the words of prominent liberals and moderate Republicans, such as Hubert Humphrey and Dwight D. Eisenhower. In addition to selections by the well-known individuals of that era, such as Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden, it contains pieces by figures often associated with other times, like the Reverend Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan, and Strom Thurmond. Seeking to immerse readers in the decade's key issues in a balanced manner, it includes President Johnson's, General William Westmoreland's, and the AFL-CIO's defense of the Vietnam War as well as Dr. Benjamin Spock's and Paul Potter's criticism of it. The book covers the civil rights movement, Vietnam, the counterculture, and the women's movement. It looks at some of the 1960's most memorable moments, from the Cuban missile crisis and President Kennedy's assassination to the moon landing and the New York Mets' World Series victory in 1969. A statistical appendix, with data on the economy, the cost of consumer goods, trends in popular culture, and important legal developments, complements the documents. -- Amazon.com
The new left and labor in the 1960s by Peter B Levy( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil rights movement in America : from Black Nationalism to the Women's Political Council by Peter Levy( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement-a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society. * Includes primary documents such as the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accompanied by introductory essays that provide key historical context * Supplies entries on a broad cast of actors, ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to Septima Clark, Virginia and Clifford Durr, Rosa Parks, and The Last Poets, thereby capturing the diversity of those who fought for racial equality * Provides sidebars and carefully selected images that bring this people's movement to life for high school readers-personal stories; descriptions of lesser-known individuals, organizations, and speeches; connections to popular culture; and maps of the freedom ride route
The great uprising : race riots in urban America during the 1960s by Peter B Levy( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1963 and 1972 America experienced over 750 urban revolts. Considered collectively, they comprise what Peter Levy terms a 'Great Uprising'. Levy examines these uprisings over the arc of the entire decade, in various cities across America. He challenges both conservative and liberal interpretations, emphasizing that these riots must be placed within historical context to be properly understood. By focusing on three specific cities as case studies - Cambridge and Baltimore, Maryland, and York, Pennsylvania - Levy demonstrates the impact which these uprisings had on millions of ordinary Americans. He shows how conservatives profited politically by constructing a misleading narrative of their causes, and also suggests that the riots did not represent a sharp break or rupture from the civil rights movement. Finally, Levy presents a cautionary tale by challenging us to consider if the conditions that produced this 'Great Uprising' are still predominant in American culture today
The seedtime, the work, and the harvest : new perspectives on the Black freedom struggle in America by Jeffrey L Littlejohn( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays presented here offer a wide-ranging and inclusive interpretation of the Black Freedom Struggle that stretches beyond the confines of the "old South" from 1954 to 1968. By expanding the chronology and geography of the Black Freedom Struggle, the essays in this collection enhance the existing historical narrative, while also complicating our understanding of black activism over the last century and a half
Prentice Hall United States history. by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prentice Hall's United States History program meets the way you teach and the way your students learn with various pathways into the content for all levels and types of learners. United States History makes social studies accessible for students helping both students and teachers succeed. Bridging the gap between the digital way students live and learn, this program makes the textbook the "diving board" into a larger pool of content that is hands-on, digital, and customizable. The program will help students connect to prior knowledge, provide multiple ways to explore and learn more, and transfer what they have learned to new content and new ideas."--Publisher
The Great Uprising by Peter B Levy( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1963 and 1972 America experienced over 750 urban revolts. Considered collectively, they comprise what Peter Levy terms a 'Great Uprising'. Levy examines these uprisings over the arc of the entire decade, in various cities across America. He challenges both conservative and liberal interpretations, emphasizing that these riots must be placed within historical context to be properly understood. By focusing on three specific cities as case studies - Cambridge and Baltimore, Maryland, and York, Pennsylvania - Levy demonstrates the impact which these uprisings had on millions of ordinary Americans. He shows how conservatives profited politically by constructing a misleading narrative of their causes, and also suggests that the riots did not represent a sharp break or rupture from the civil rights movement. Finally, Levy presents a cautionary tale by challenging us to consider if the conditions that produced this 'Great Uprising' are still predominant in American culture today
United States History : Reconstruction to the Present by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pearson is excited to announce its NEW United States History program! Designed to help prepare students to be college and career ready all while unlocking the exciting story of our nation’s history, Pearson United States History invites students to explore the enduring issues that continue to shape our nation’s history. The program bridges time-tested best practices, curriculum standard expectations, and technology to help prepare students to be college and career ready all while unlocking the exciting story of our nation’s history"--provided by publisher
United States history by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred key documents in American democracy( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States history by Emma J Lapsansky-Werner( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developed to meet the needs of modern United States history courses. This text includes a review unit bridging early American history content before studying modern times. Authors Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Peter B. Levy, Randy Roberts, and Pulitzer Prize winner Alan Taylor inspire today's students by presenting our nation's history as a continuing drama. Their focus on enduring American issues help students understand why history matters. As part of their desire to reach out to every teacher in high school U.S. history classrooms, the authors have contributed their own personal insights about the content and teaching of each chapter. --Website
Documentary history of the modern civil rights movements( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War on Race Street: The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge, Maryland (Southern dissent) by Peter B Levy( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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100 key documents in American democracyThe civil rights movementDocumentary history of the modern civil rights movementEncyclopedia of the Clinton presidencyLet freedom ring : a documentary history of the modern civil rights movementEncyclopedia of the Reagan-Bush yearsAmerica in the sixties--right, left, and center : a documentary historyThe new left and labor in the 1960sOne hundred key documents in American democracy
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