7-8 pages, double-spaced. application of course concept. Additional material and/or research should not be integrated.
At the Dark End of the Street: chapter 7,8, and epilogue
Kaufman’s The Fall of Wisconsin, and Molina’s Fit to be Citizens: read/skim both these books and use the information
Question: “To what extent did certain figures and individuals in McGuire’s chapters 7,8, and the epilogue, Kaufman’s The Fall of Wisconsin, and Molina’s Fit to be Citizens? reshape American politics for the better – or tried to make it better – reflecting the spirit of the Preamble of the Constitution, which is to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity”? “
Violence and atrocities have been (and continue) to be a feature of American life and politics. McGuire’s book traces the terrible legacies of racial and gender oppression in the South from the 1940s to the 1970s. However, she also offers historical accounts of progress and shows how average Americans can make a difference to stop racism and sexism. In other words, McGuire gives examples of how the “little people” made the US federal and state government more accountable to the people.