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Mississippi : an American journey

Author: Anthony Walton
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A place, a state of mind and the heart of the Deep South, Mississippi is a cauldron in which much of this nation's history has been forged. It is also where Anthony Walton's parents came - and escaped - from. And when he found himself, as a young man, confronted by the unexpected and ongoing force of racism, he resolved to return to Mississippi, to go back to the beginning in order to understand how this disease  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walton, Anthony, 1960-
Mississippi.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996
(OCoLC)603911805
Online version:
Walton, Anthony, 1960-
Mississippi.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996
(OCoLC)626298150
Named Person: Anthony Walton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Walton
ISBN: 0679446001 9780679446002
OCLC Number: 33048497
Description: xii, 279 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Anthony Walton.
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A place, a state of mind and the heart of the Deep South, Mississippi is a cauldron in which much of this nation's history has been forged. It is also where Anthony Walton's parents came - and escaped - from. And when he found himself, as a young man, confronted by the unexpected and ongoing force of racism, he resolved to return to Mississippi, to go back to the beginning in order to understand how this disease became an integral part of the American psyche. Walton's journey encompasses the full expanse of the state's rich and tragic history - from the subjugation of the Natchez empire to the Civil War, from the Ku Klux Klan to the civil rights movement - and a huge roster of martyrs, bigots, writers, bluesmen, planters and sharecroppers, black and white alike. And he discovers as well the experiences of his mother and father, the vast differences between their early lives and his own, and the complex racial realities of the present day.

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