Kresge Library

Historian Kevin Boyle visits campus to discuss his new book, Arc Of Justice: A Saga Of Race, Civil Rights, And Murder In The Jazz Age

Images from the Civil Rights MovementProfessor Boyle's book, Arc Of Justice: A Saga Of Race, Civil Rights, And Murder In The Jazz Age, which focuses on the year 1925 in Detroit, has been described as "a poignant biography, a tour de force of historical detective work, a gripping courtroom drama, and a powerful reflection on race relations in America" (Prof. Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania).

The event is sponsored by the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program, Dept. of History, and College of Arts and Sciences. This event takes place Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Banquet Rooms A and B of the Oakland Center (campus map). This event is free and open to the public.


Full-Text Articles and Books by Kevin Boyle*:
  • The ruins of Detroit: exploring the urban crisis in the motor city. Michigan Historical Review Spring 2001 v27 i1 p109(19)
  • The Price of Peace: Vietnam, the Pound, and the Crisis of the American Empire. Diplomatic History 2003 27(1): 37-72.
  • The Kiss: Racial And Gender Conflict In A 1950s Automobile Factory. Journal of American History 1997 84(2): 496-523.

Books at Kresge Library by Kevin Boyle:

  • Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age / Kevin Boyle (2004) (Take a peek inside this book)
  • Organized labor and American politics, 1894-1994 : the labor-liberal alliance (1998)
  • Muddy boots and ragged aprons : images of working-class Detroit, 1900-1930 (1997)
  • UAW and the heyday of American liberalism, 1945-1968 (1995)

Books at Kresge Library about the Civil Rights Movement:

  • Nicolaus, Mills. Like a holy crusade : Mississippi, 1964--the turning of the civil rights movement in America.
  • Olson, Lynne. Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970.
  • Erenrich, Susie (ed). Freedom is a constant struggle : an anthology of the Mississippi civil rights movement.
  • Burns, Stewart (ed). Daybreak of freedom : the Montgomery bus boycott.
  • Stanton, Mary. Freedom walk : Mississippi or bust.
  • Campbell, Clarice. Civil rights chronicle : letters from the South.
  • Allen, Zita. Black women leaders of the civil rights movement.

Created on 12/12/06 by 11/21/02 by Robert Slater / Last updated on 8/25/13 by Robert Slater
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