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The spirit and the shotgun : armed resistance and the struggle for civil rights

Author: Simon Wendt
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Spirit and the Shotgun"explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s."

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Wendt
ISBN: 0813030188 9780813030180 9780813035659 0813035651
OCLC Number: 70630403
Description: xi, 279 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Black self-defense and the emergence of nonviolent protest --
Gandhi, God, and guns in Tuscaloosa --
The Deacons for Defense and Justice --
Armed resistance and the Mississippi movement --
Black power and white fear --
Black manhood and the end of nonviolence --
Conclusion.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Responsibility: Simon Wendt.
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