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Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation

Author: Elizabeth Jacoway
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2008.
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In September 1957 nine black children tried to integrate Arkansas's Little Rock Central High School in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Claiming he was acting to keep the peace, Gov. Orval Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to keep them out of the school. After a lengthy standoff, President Eisenhower called in the 101st Airborne and reluctantly, slowly, but forcibly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Jacoway
ISBN: 9781557288783 155728878X
OCLC Number: 183259863
Notes: Originally published with illustrations: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Description: xiii, 477 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Miscegenation and the beast --
Defining the debate : Harry Ashmore --
Massive resistance : Jim Johnson --
Paternalistic gentleman : Archie House and the establishment --
Blue-collar opposition : Amis Guthridge --
A time of panic : Virgil Blossom --
The chosen few --
The crisis breaks : Orval Faubus --
The minefield in the middle : Brooks Hays --
In search of compromise : Faubus, Hays, and Eisenhower --
Central high school, act one : Daisy Bates --
Into the cauldron : the Little Rock nine --
A crisis of leadership : Robert R. Brown and the civic elite --
Torments behind closed doors : Minnijean Brown --
The battle in the courts : Richard C. Butler --
Empty schools : Wiley Branton --
The woman organize : Vivion Brewer --
Rebirth : Everett Tucker --
The new elite consensus : Gaston Williamson --
A bang and a whimper --
A note on miscegenation.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Jacoway.

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In September 1957 nine black children tried to integrate Arkansas' Little Rock Central High School in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v Board of Education. Claiming he was  Read more...

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