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Boston against busing : race, class, and ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Ronald P Formisano
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the racial conflicts resulting from school desegregation in Boston in September, 1974. Analyzes the motivations of white anti-busing activists, Boston's historic racial divides, and the effects of the law.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald P Formisano
ISBN: 080785526X 9780807855263
OCLC Number: 54790198
Description: xvi, 354 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Not Little Rock but New Orleans --
Democracy and Segregation, 1961-1965 --
Democracy and Segregation: Part Two: The School Committee Holds the Line --
"A Harvard Plan for the Working Class Man": Reactions to the Garrity Decision and Desegregation --
The Antibusing Spectrum: Moderation and Compliance --
Defended (and Other) Neighborhoods --
The Antibusers: Children of the 1960s --
Reactionary Populism --
Battlegrounds --
Race, Class, and Justice.
Responsibility: by Ronald P. Formisano ; [with a new epilogue by the author].
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Perhaps the most spectacular reaction to court-ordered busing in the 1970s occurred in Boston, where there was intense and protracted protest. Ron Formisano explores the sources of white opposition  Read more...

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