Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s

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Rebellion in Black and White offers a panoramic view of southern student activism in the 1960s. Original scholarly essays demonstrate how southern students promoted desegregation, racial equality, free speech, academic freedom, world peace, gender equity, sexual liberation, Black Power, and the personal freedoms associated with the counterculture of the decade.

Most accounts of the 1960s student movement and the New Left have been northern-centered, focusing on rebellions at the...

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Overview

Rebellion in Black and White offers a panoramic view of southern student activism in the 1960s. Original scholarly essays demonstrate how southern students promoted desegregation, racial equality, free speech, academic freedom, world peace, gender equity, sexual liberation, Black Power, and the personal freedoms associated with the counterculture of the decade.

Most accounts of the 1960s student movement and the New Left have been northern-centered, focusing on rebellions at the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, and others. And yet, students at southern colleges and universities also organized and acted to change race and gender relations and to end the Vietnam War. Southern students took longer to rebel due to the south’s legacy of segregation, its military tradition, and its Bible Belt convictions, but their efforts were just as effective as those in the north. Rebellion in Black and White sheds light on higher education, students, culture, and politics of the American south. Edited by Robert Cohen and David J. Snyder, the book features the work of both seasoned historians and a new generation of scholars offering fresh perspectives on the civil rights movement and many others.

Contributors:

Dan T. CarterDavid T. FarberJelani FavorsWesley HoganChristopher A. HuffNicholas G. MeriwetherGregg L. MichelKelly MorrowDoug RossinowCleveland L. Sellers Jr.Gary S. SprayberryMarcia G. SynnottJeffrey A. TurnerErica WhittingtonJoy Ann Williamson-Lott

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

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This collection makes a strong contribution to the prevailing conversation about student activism with its less-told, and often surprising, narratives from the South.

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North Carolina Historical Review - John Blythe
This collection makes a strong contribution to the prevailing conversation about student activism with its less-told, and often surprising, narratives from the South.
Choice

An excellent starting point for anyone wanting to understand the protests of the 1960s... Essential.

Choice
An excellent starting point for anyone wanting to understand the protests of the 1960s... Essential.
Journal of American History - Benjamin Houston
This quality volume is an excellent foundation for scholars eager to further complicate our understanding of 1960s activism nationally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421408507
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/14/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,437,437
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cohen is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University. David J. Snyder is an instructor in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina.

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