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Race, reason, and massive resistance : the diary of David J. Mays, 1954-1959

Author: David John Mays; James R Sweeney
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Series: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These private writings by a prominent white southern lawyer offer insight into his state's embrace of massive white resistance following the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. They offer an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Sources
Diaries
History
Named Person: David John Mays; David John Mays
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David John Mays; James R Sweeney
ISBN: 9780820330259 0820330256
OCLC Number: 145733048
Description: xi, 302 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Brown to Brown II : May 17, 1954-May 31, 1955 --
Preparing the Gray Commission report : June 1, 1955-November 11, 1955 --
Convention campaign : November 12, 1955-January 9, 1956 --
Interposition and delay : January 10, 1956-March 4, 1956 --
Convention and aftermath : March 5, 1956-June 18, 1956 --
The rise of massive resistance : June 21, 1956-August 24, 1956 --
A very special session : August 27, 1956-October 2, 1956 --
Virginia politics and the NAACP cases : October 6, 1956-June 29, 1957 --
The courts close in : July 5, 1957-May 21, 1958 --
The Commission on Constitutional Government : June 8, 1958-September 10, 1958 --
Schools close : September 15, 1958-January 17, 1959 --
The collapse of massive resistance and its consequences : January 19, 1959-June 9, 1959.
Series Title: Politics and culture in the twentieth-century South.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Sweeney.
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