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Understanding the Little Rock crisis : an exercise in remembrance and reconciliation

Author: Elizabeth Jacoway; C Fred Williams
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fall of 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to prohibit nine black children from entering Little Rock's Central High School. Forty years later, in the fall of 1997, the "Little Rock Nine" returned to Central High, this time escorted by President Bill Clinton. In the years that had intervened, the United States had witnessed substantial changes in American race relations, but the city of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Understanding the Little Rock crisis.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607368055
Online version:
Understanding the Little Rock crisis.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1999
(OCoLC)609769208
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Jacoway; C Fred Williams
ISBN: 1557285292 9781557285294 1557285306 9781557285300
OCLC Number: 41176719
Description: vii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: understanding the past: the challenge of Little Rock / Elizabeth Jacoway --
Little Rock and the promise of America / Sheldon Hackney --
Segregation and racism: taking up the dream again / David R. Goldfield --
Growing up segregated / George C. Wright --
Growing up integrated / Joel Williamson --
Arkansas, the Brown decision, and the 1957 Little Rock School crisis: a local perspective / John A. Kirk --
The white reaction to Brown: Arkansas, the southern manifesto, and massive resistance / Anthony J. Badger --
The contest for the soul of Orval Faubus / Roy Reed --
The lesson of Little Rock: stability, growth, and change in the American South / James C. Cobb --
The constitutional lessons of the Little Rock crisis / Kermit L. Hall --
The past as future: the Little Rock crisis and the constitution / Tony A. Freyer --
The documentary heritage of the Central High crisis: a biographical essay / Michael J. Dabrishus.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Jacoway and C. Fred Williams.

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"In the fall of 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to prohibit nine black children from entering Little Rock's Central High School. Forty years later, in the fall of 1997, the "Little Rock Nine" returned to Central High, this time escorted by President Bill Clinton. In the years that had intervened, the United States had witnessed substantial changes in American race relations, but the city of Little Rock had not overcome its legacy of strife. The two-year crisis left behind confusion and misunderstanding. Racial and class-based mistrust lingers in the city of Little Rock, and, nationally and internationally, perceptions of Arkansas are still tied to the decades-old images of hatred and strife that marked the Little Rock crisis."--BOOK JACKET. "In 1997, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock sponsored a gathering of scholars who traced the origins and addressed the legacy of the Central High crisis. Elizabeth Jacoway and C. Fred Williams commissioned a series of original papers that discussed economic, constitutional, historical, and personal aspects of the crisis and of segregation. Jacoway and Williams have collected the best of these papers, by such authors as Sheldon Hackney, Joel Williamson, and James Cobb and offer them here in the hope of enhancing understanding of, and creating a dialogue about, this defining moment in American history."--Jacket.

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