Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972

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

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
From the foundation of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP in 1915 to the beginning of Edwin Edwards' first term as governor in 1972, this is a wide-ranging study of the civil rights struggle in Louisiana. This edition contains a new preface which brings the narrative up-to-date, including coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

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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: 9780820331140 0820331147
OCLC Number: 191846786
Notes: Revised edition of: Race & democracy. c1995.
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1995
Description: li, 610 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 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.


Demonstrates the persistence of racial inequalities and the importance of race as a factor in politics. This book concludes that a deep-seated culture of corruption compromises the ability of public  Read more...


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Complex, rich, and sweeping. - Journal of Southern History

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