The Civil Rights Movement: Past and Present Reviews

“The two-volume set expands on the thematic scope of the previous edition, focusing not only on Black Americans’ efforts to secure civil rights, but also those of “women, the LGBT community, ethnic minorities, the disabled, and other groups” (p. xi). Alongside entries (ranging from 200 to 2,700 words) for “Freedom Summer” and “Stereotype” readers will also find “Betty Friedan” and “Stonewall Uprising.” Where present, the “Further Reading” sections would be useful for novice researchers looking for primary and secondary sources, and for highlighting influential works. The level of depth for entries is laudable, but an expanded scope warrants additional volumes. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduates.”
- CHOICE, 2022

“This two-volume set updates the Magill’s Choice series entry, The Civil Rights Movement (2000). This new edition contains 360 essays, adding more than 60 new articles (including one on the removal of Confederate statues) and numerous updates to earlier entries. Most significantly, this set has expanded its scope to include the movements for women’s LGBTQ, Chicano, disability, and Native American rights. The alphabetically arranged entries, ranging in length from 200 to 2,700 words, provide cross-references at the end of each essay and bibliographical notes for further readings. The appendixes include profiles of leading personalities in these movements as well as a time line. A comprehensive index to both volumes provides easy access to the text. A good choice for reference collections for high-school and undergraduate students, and general readers.”
- Library Journal, 2020