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Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention : Lyndon Johnson, Mississippi and Civil Rights.

Author: John C Skipper
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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In the summer of 1964, three forces converged at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, each with the potential to shake the moorings of traditional democracy: the all-white segregationist delegation from Mississippi, a mostly black delegation determined to unseat the segregationists, and President Lyndon Johnson, who had signed the civil rights bill but wanted to avoid trouble that could  Read more...
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Skipper, John C.
Showdown at the 1964 Democratic Convention : Lyndon Johnson, Mississippi and Civil Rights.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John C Skipper
ISBN: 9780786491315 0786491310
OCLC Number: 792685373
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Movement; 2. Robert Moses; 3. Lyndon Johnson; 4. A Nation Awakened; 5. The Republican Revolution; 6. The Journey; 7. Political Espionage; 8. Showdown; 9. Compromises and Consternation; 10. Into the Lion's Den; 11. A Compromise and a Lynching; 12. Power, Protest and Politics; 13. The Forces of Human Decency; 14. Turning Points; 15. Political Espionage Documented; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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In the summer of 1964, three forces converged at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, each with the potential to shake the moorings of traditional democracy: the all-white segregationist delegation from Mississippi, a mostly black delegation determined to unseat the segregationists, and President Lyndon Johnson, who had signed the civil rights bill but wanted to avoid trouble that could jeopardize his chances of carrying the South in the November election. These groups struggled to reach a "compromise" that in the end epitomized sheer political power and i.

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