David Garrow on the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North.
SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY:
The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North.
By Thomas J. Sugrue. Random House.
688 pp. $35
Reviewed by David Garrow
Most histories of the American black freedom struggle focus, unsurprisingly, on the events of the 1950s and ’60s that ended legally authorized racial segregation across the...