WorldCat Identities

Pride, Richard A. (Richard Alan) 1942-

Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 1,688 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LC214.523.N37, 370.19342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard A Pride
The burden of busing : the politics of desegregation in Nashville, Tennessee by Richard A Pride( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cross-national micro-analysis; procedures and problems by John C Pierce( Book )
9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political use of racial narratives : school desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954-97 by Richard A Pride( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arguing that politics is essentially a contest for meaning and that telling a story is an elemental political act, Richard A. Pride lays bare the history of school desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, to demonstrate the power of narrative in cultural and political change. This book describes the public, personal, and meta-narratives of racial inequality that have competed for dominance in Mobile. Pride begins with a white liberal's quest to desegregate the city's public schools in 1955 and traces which narratives--those of biological inferiority, white oppression, the behavior and values of blacks, and others--came to influence public policy and opinion over four decades. Drawing on contemporaneous sources, he reconstructs the stories of demonstrations, civic forums, court cases, and school board meetings as citizens of Mobile would have experienced them, inviting readers to trace the story of desegregation in Mobile through the voices of politicians, protestors, and journalists and to determine which narratives were indeed most powerful. Exploring who benefits and who pays when different narratives are accepted as true, Pride offers a step-by-step account of how Mobile's culture changed each time a new and more forceful narrative was used to justify inequality. More than a retelling of Mobile's story of desegregation, The Political Use of Racial Narratives promotes the value of rhetorical and narrative analysis in the social sciences and history."--Book cover
Origins of democracy: a cross-national study of mobilization, party systems, and democratic stability by Richard A Pride( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The confession of Dorothy Danner : telling a life by Richard A Pride( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Party systems and democracy a cross-national study in historical perspective by Richard A Pride( )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plastic buckling of simply supported compressed plates by Richard A Pride( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tests were made of 14S-T6 aluminum-alloy square tubes to determine the critical compressive stress of simply supported flat plates in the plastic range. Excellent agreement is shown with with Stowell's theory for plastic buckling which is based upon a deformation theory of plasticity, close agreement with two other deformation-type theories of plastic buckling and withthe secant-modulus method, and marked disagreement with a buckling theory based upon a flow theory of plasticity
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.63 for The burden ... to 0.95 for Party syst ...)
Alternative Names
Pride, Richard Alan 1942-
English (26)