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Crusades for freedom : Memphis and the political transformation of the American South

Author: G Wayne Dowdy
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010.
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During the first half of the twentieth century, the city of Memphis was governed by the Shelby County Democratic Party controlled by Edward Hull Crump, described by Time magazine as "the most absolute political boss in the U.S." Crusades for Freedom chronicles the demise of the Crump political machine and the corresponding rise to power of the South's two minorities, African Americans and Republicans. Between the  Read more...
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Dowdy, G. Wayne.
Crusades for freedom.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010
(DLC) 2009023095
(OCoLC)387785978
Named Person: Edward Hull Crump
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Wayne Dowdy
ISBN: 9781604734249 1604734248 1283434482 9781283434485
OCLC Number: 774384463
Description: 1 online resource (x, 183 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: "We are living in a different day" --
"My family ties in the South" --
"All the cooperation we can muster" --
"Why didn't someone tell us this before?" --
"To compel the white race" --
"Please don't do that" --
"A great movement here in Memphis."
Responsibility: G. Wayne Dowdy.

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During the first half of the twentieth century, the city of Memphis was governed by the Shelby County Democratic Party controlled by Edward Hull Crump, described by Time magazine as "the most absolute political boss in the U.S." Crusades for Freedom chronicles the demise of the Crump political machine and the corresponding rise to power of the South's two minorities, African Americans and Republicans. Between the years 1948 and 1968, Memphis emerged as a battleground in the struggle to create a strong two-party South.

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"Crusades for Freedom" is the most complete history of Memphis politics (1948 1968) to date. Dowdy s research into and use of primary sources is excellent and allows him to provide a much fuller Read more...

 
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