The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights

The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights

by Frank Lambert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019538041X

ISBN-13: 9780195380415

Pub. Date: 06/18/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights. Frank Lambert-who was a student at Ole Miss at the time and witnessed many of these events-provides an engaging narrative of the tumultuous period surrounding Meredith's arrival at the University of Mississippi. Written from the unique perspective of a student, Lambert explores the riot and its

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In The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights. Frank Lambert-who was a student at Ole Miss at the time and witnessed many of these events-provides an engaging narrative of the tumultuous period surrounding Meredith's arrival at the University of Mississippi. Written from the unique perspective of a student, Lambert explores the riot and its aftermath, examining why James Meredith deemed it important enough to risk his life in order to enter Ole Miss and why scores of white students resisted Meredith's enrollment. Lambert captures the complex and confused reactions of the students-most of whom had never given race a second thought-and many of whom were not averse to Meredith attending Ole Miss.

In examining this single incident, Lambert illuminates the broader themes of social and cultural fault lines, Mississipi race relations, the fight for racial justice, and the political realignment that transformed the south. Part of the Critical Historical Encounters series. The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Right v. States' Rights is an ideal supplement for undergraduate U.S. Survey courses and courses in African American History, Civil Rights, the U.S. Since 1945, and the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195380415
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/18/2010
Series:
Critical Historical Encounters Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,334,248
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Mississippi Way

Chapter 1 Growing Up Black in Mississippi 13

Chapter 2 Growing Up White in Mississippi 31

Chapter 3 Black GIs Challenge "The Mississippi Way" 49

Chapter 4 Whites Mobilize Against the "Second Reconstruction" 65

Part 2 Confrontation at Ole Miss

Chapter 5 James Meredith Puts Ole Miss on Trial 85

Chapter 6 The Battle of Ole Miss 105

Chapter 7 Mission Accomplished: Ole Miss Integrated? 128

Chapter 8 Intended and Unintended Consequences 151

Notes 173

Index 181

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