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Protest campaigns and movement success : desegregating the U.S. South in the early 1960s

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Can protest bring about social change? Although scholarship on the consequences of social movements has grown dramatically, our understanding of protest influence is limited; several recent studies have failed to detect any positive effect. We investigate sit-in protest by black college students in the U.S. South in 1960, which targeted segregated lunch counters. An original dataset of 334 cities enables us to assess the effect of protest while considering the factors that generate protest it...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0003122415574328
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http://asr.sagepub.com/content/80/2/416

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St Cross
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SES- 1060262 and 1323149
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Journal:
American Sociological Review
Volume:
80
Issue:
2
Pages:
416-443
Publication date:
2015-09-03
Acceptance date:
2014-10-22
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EISSN:
1939-8271
ISSN:
0003-1224

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