1) McAdam, Doug. 1999 (1982). “Chapter 3: The Political Process Model.” The Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency. Second Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Read through page 51 only. McAdam1999PolProcessModel.pdf
2) Tarrow, Sidney. 2011. Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics (3rd Edition). New York: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 8: Threats, Opportunities and Regimes.
3) “Introduction to Political Opportunities” and Jenkins et al. “Political Opportunities and African-American Protest, 1948-1997.” In Doug McAdam and David A. Snow. 2010. Readings on Social Movements : Origins, Dynamics and Outcomes. 2nd ed. NY: Oxford University Press. Don't worry about the technical aspects of this article, like the statistical models. Concentrate on how it tries to compare the influence of different factors proposed by CB/ RM/ PPM, and how it operationalizes the factors with specific data/ measurements.
4) Episodes from Eyes on the Prize America’s Civil Rights Movement. Hampton, Henry, Julian Bond, Blackside Inc, and PBS Video. 2006. Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Video.
Watch outside of class. DVDs of the whole series are on reserve at Lamont and the libraries hold other copies of the DVDs, but in the past they have also been available on Netflix and probably also other streaming options.
The descriptions of episodes are here (with more detail on Wikipedia):
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