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Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Race and Democracy is the first history of the civil rights movement in Louisiana. Central to Race and Democracy is Fairclough's argument that historians and the media, in their fascination with the action-oriented, youth-dominated 1960s, do not appreciate the full variety, depth, and durability of black protest. Moreover, by according higher visibility to the most "glamorous" aspects of the movement, they have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Fairclough
ISBN: 0820317004 9780820317007
OCLC Number: 30809388
Description: xxix, 610 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Creole Louisiana --
Race and power in the long era --
The Labor movement, the Left, and the transformation of the NAACP --
Tremors of war --
Brutality and ballots, 1946-1956 --
Race and red-baiting --
The Impact of Brown --
Counterattack --
The New Orleans Schools crisis --
Nonviolent Direct Action, 1960-1962 --
The Movement, 1963-1964 --
North To Bogalusa --
Making rights real --
The Promise and the reality of school integration --
Struggle without end.
Other Titles: Race and democracy
Responsibility: Adam Fairclough.

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This is a history of the civil rights movement in Louisiana, and a study of the movement at state level. Central to the book is the argument that historians and media do not appreciate the full  Read more...

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