Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

by G. Wayne Dowdy
     
 

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How Republicans and African Americans took the stage after the fall of a great southern political machineSee more details below

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How Republicans and African Americans took the stage after the fall of a great southern political machine

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"Crusades for Freedom successfully blends black, white, urban, political, and civil rights history into a smooth narrative. It explains in a balanced, factual, well-documented, and thorough style the recent politics in Memphis, whose biracial history indeed is complex, intriguing and highly interesting. The book shows the gradual development of a white two-party political system in Memphis and sets the stage for the ascendancy of black-dominated politics in Memphis. One of the best books published on Tennessee urban history."

—Bobby L. Lovett, professor at Tennessee State University and author of The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee: A Narrative History

"Crusades for Freedom is the most complete history of Memphis politics (1948-1968) to date. Dowdy's research into and use of primary sources is excellent and allows him to provide a much fuller picture of the political activities during these extremely important years. People interested in southern history, urban history and the history of the mid-South will find this work of great value."

—Kenneth W. Goings, author of Mammy and Uncle Mose: Black Collectibles and American Stereotyping and coeditor of The New African American Urban History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617037092
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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