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The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss

Author: Charles W Eagles
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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University of Mississippi historian Eagles turns a critical eye on his own university in this exhaustive and exhausting look at racism at Ole Miss. Although James Meredith, the school's first black student, figures prominently in the title, he takes center stage only in the book's second half, which examines the opposition to his historic 1962 enrollment. With painstaking research and detail, Eagles explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Meredith; James Meredith; James Meredith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Eagles
ISBN: 9780807832738 0807832731
OCLC Number: 273818659
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 2010
Description: 560 pages, [13] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Ole Miss and race. "Welcome to Ole Miss, where everybody speaks" ; Following community mores : J.D. Williams and postwar race relations ; "I love colored people, but in their place" : segregation at Ole Miss ; "Negroes who didn't know their place" : early attempts at integration ; They will "want to dance with our girls" : unwritten rules and rebel athletics ; "Mississippi madness" : Will Campbell and Religious Emphasis Week ; Nemesis of the Southern way of life : Jim Silver ; "On the brink of disaster" : defending States' rights, anticommunism, and segregation ; "Thought control" : the editor and the professor --
James Meredith. The making of a militant conservative : J.H. Meredith ; "I regret to inform you --
" ; Meredith v. Fair I : "Delay, harassment, and masterly inactivity" ; Meredith v. Fair II : a "legal jungle" ; Negotiations : a game of checkers --
A fortress of segregation falls. Initial skirmishing : September 20-25, 1962 ; Confrontations : September 26-30, 1962 ; "A maelstrom of savagery and hatred" : the riot ; "Prisoner of war in a strange struggle" : Meredith at Ole Miss ; J.H. Meredith, Class of '63 ; "The fight for men's minds."
Responsibility: Charles W. Eagles.

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James Meredith broke the color barrier in 1962 as the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. His arrival on campus wounded scores of US marshals and killed two  Read more...

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