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Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis
     

Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis

by John A. Kirk, Juan Williams
 

ISBN-10: 1557288747

ISBN-13: 9781557288745

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

This collection of essays mines the Arkansas Historical Quarterly from the 1960s to the present to form a body of work that represents some of the finest scholarship on the crisis, from distinguished southern historians Numan V. Bartley, Neil R. McMillen, Tony A. Freyer, Roy Reed, David L. Chappell, Lorraine Gates Schuyler, John A. Kirk, Azza Salama Layton, and Ben

Overview

This collection of essays mines the Arkansas Historical Quarterly from the 1960s to the present to form a body of work that represents some of the finest scholarship on the crisis, from distinguished southern historians Numan V. Bartley, Neil R. McMillen, Tony A. Freyer, Roy Reed, David L. Chappell, Lorraine Gates Schuyler, John A. Kirk, Azza Salama Layton, and Ben F. Johnson III. A comprehensive array of topics are explored, including the state, regional, national, and international dimensions of the crisis as well as local white and black responses to events, gender issues, politics, and law. Introduced with an informative historiographical essay from John A. Kirk, An Epitaph for Little Rock is essential reading on this defining moment in America's civil rights struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557288745
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
923,394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Juan Williams     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The 1957 Little Rock Crisis-A Historiographical Essay   John A. Kirk     xiii
Looking Back at Little Rock   Numan V. Bartley     1
The White Citizens' Council and Resistance to School Desegregation in Arkansas   Neil R. McMillen     11
Politics and Law in the Little Rock Crisis, 1954-1957   Tony A. Freyer     27
Orval E. Faubus: Out of Socialism into Realism   Roy Reed     43
Diversity within a Racial Group: White People in Little Rock, 1957-1959   David L. Chappell     55
Power from the Pedestal: The Women's Emergency Committee and the Little Rock School Crisis   Lorraine Gates     65
The Little Rock Crisis and Postwar Black Activism in Arkansas   John A. Kirk     89
International Pressure and the U.S. Government's Response to Little Rock   Azza Salama Layton     103
After 1957: Resisting Integration in Little Rock   Ben F. Johnson III     115
Notes     135
Contributors     179
Index     181

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