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Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement

Author: David L Chappell
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994.
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How did the vastly outnumbered black Southerners in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s succeed against a white power structure that seemed uniformly hostile? Contrary to widespread belief, argues David Chappell, "inside agitators"--White southerners sympathetic to the cause of desegregation - played a crucial role. Chappell shows how years of experience gave black southerners unique insights into the
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chappell, David L.
Inside agitators.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)622404101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Chappell
ISBN: 0801846854 9780801846854
OCLC Number: 29356791
Description: xxvii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Clayborne Carson --
pt. 1. The Strange Career of Racial Dissent in the South. 1. The "Silent South": The Founding Fathers of Southern White Dissent. 2. From Silence to Futility: Southern White Dissent Gets Organized --
pt. 2. The Strategy of Nonviolence and the Role of White Southerners in the Movement. 3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. 4. Tallahassee, 1956-1957. 5. Little Rock, 1957-1959. 6. Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962 --
pt. 3. The Art of the Possible: The White Southerner in the National State. 7. The Late 1950s: Saving the Party from Civil Rights. 8. Lyndon Johnson Takes Center Stage --
and Then an Intermission. 9. Policy in High Gear: From the Justice Department to the Acts of 1964 and 1965 --
Epilogue: Interpreting the Movement.
Responsibility: David L. Chappell.
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