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Title A place at the table : struggles for equality in America / edited by Maria Fleming.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Southern Poverty Law Center, ©2001.

Subject Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Equality -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Juvenile works.
Alt Name Fleming, Maria.
Description 1 online resource (151 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-145) and index.
Summary Examines the efforts of many different people in American history to secure equal treatment in such areas as religion, voting rights, education, housing, and employment.
Contents Introduction -- Apostles of liberty : 1768: Virginia Baptists challenge the state church in the name of religious freedom -- Who claims me? : 1851: anti-slavery activists in Boston take a stand against the Fugitive Slave Law -- Freedom's main line : 1870: black citizens of Louisville, Ky., use civil disobedience to protest segregation on the public streetcars -- This land is ours : 1877: a leader of the Ponca tribe in Nebraska chamions his people's right to their ancestral home -- The strike for three loaves : 1912: immigrant laborers in a Massachusetts mill town join forces to demand fair pay for a day's work -- Road trip for suffrage : 1915: three activists embark on a daring cross-country journey in support of women's voting rights -- The house on Lemon Street : 1916: a Riverside, Calif., family battle unjust laws aimed at immigrants of Japanese ancestry -- A tale of two schools : 1945: Mexican American parents in Westminster, Calif., struggle to overturn the policy of school segregation -- Against the current : 1974: Native Americans claim their treaty fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest -- Wheels of justice : 1977: disability rights activists stage a month-long sit-in at a government building in San Francisco -- Going to bat for girls : 1992: a Nebraska farm family questions the tradition of gender inequity in school sports -- The battle of Spanish Fork : 1997: a gay Utah educator fights for her right to teach -- Afterword.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423774876 (electronic bk.)
9781423774877 (electronic bk.)
0195150368 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252613282
Additional Format Print version: Place at the table. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Southern Poverty Law Center, ©2001 (DLC) 2001036501