By W. Joseph Campbell

A hinge second in contemporary American background, 1995 was once an outstanding yr. Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections, and information reviews, W. Joseph Campbell offers a vibrant, detail-rich portrait of these memorable 12 months. This ebook bargains clean interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995, together with the emergence of the web and the area huge internet in mainstream American existence; the bombing at Oklahoma urban, the deadliest assault of family terrorism in U.S. heritage; the sensational “Trial of the Century,” at which O.J. Simpson confronted fees of double homicide; the U.S.-brokered negotiations at Dayton, Ohio, which ended the Bosnian warfare, Europe’s so much vicious clash because the Nazi period; and the 1st encounters on the White residence among invoice Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a liaison that culminated in a beautiful scandal and the spectacle of the president’s impeachment and trial. As Campbell demonstrates during this soaking up chronicle, 1995 was once a 12 months of awesome occasions, a watershed on the flip of the millennium. the results of that pivotal 12 months reverberate nonetheless, marking the shut of 1 century and the dawning of one other.

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Indd 49 3/4/11 10:02 AM CHAPTER 7 Minority Groups I n the 1920s and 1930s life was very tough for many women. African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics all faced prejudice and unfair treatment, and the Great Depression hit these groups especially hard. However, some determined women stood up for their rights. In this period, there was also a great flowering of music and the arts among black Americans. C. U N F A I R T R E AT M E N T African-American women had to cope with discrimination in many areas of their lives.

S. baseball commissioner canceled Murphy’s contract with her team, claiming that baseball was “too strenuous” for women. S. Women’s Lacrosse and Amateur Softball Associations organized their first tournaments. The introduction of softball meant women’s baseball began to be phased out. By 1935 many female baseball teams had been disbanded. BREAKTHROUGH BIOGRAPHY LIZZIE MURPHY (1894–1964) Lizzie Murphy grew up on Rhode Island. She started her baseball career at age fifteen, playing for amateur teams before signing with the Providence Independents.

E. B. DuBois had launched The Crisis with the aim of fighting prejudice and raising awareness of black American rights. Fauset wrote numerous poems, short stories, and articles for the magazine and also published four novels. In 1934, another novelist, Dorothy West, founded Challenge, one of the first magazines to publish literature featuring realistic portrayals of African Americans. N O V E L S A N D P L AY S Among the many talented female writers of the Harlem Renaissance were Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Georgia Douglas Camp.

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