Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, by J. Mills Thornton III (review)

Dividing Lines, by J. Mills Thornton III (University of Alabama Press, 2002)

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Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, by J. Mills Thornton III (review)

by Ralph E. Luker
Southern Cultures, Vol. 10, No. 3: Fall 2004

University of Alabama Press, 2002

If all the South were Alabama and you read the most important book on the Civil Rights movement, it would be Mills Thornton’s Dividing Lines. Historians of the movement everywhere will have to conjure with it.