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

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
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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.

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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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