Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

by J. Lee Annis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496806147
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 07/21/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 669,920
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

J. Lee Annis Jr., Silver Spring, Maryland, has taught history at Montgomery College for the past thirty years, and he is currently chairman of the History and Political Science Department at the Rockville campus. He is the author of Howard Baker: Conciliator in an Age of Crisis, and, with Senator William H. Frist, the coauthor of Tennessee Senators, 1911-2001: Portraits of Leadership in a Century of Change.

Table of Contents

Key to Abbreviations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Beginnings of a Southern Solon 15

Chapter 2 Bilbo's Lieutenant 23

Chapter 3 Cottonseed Jim 34

Chapter 4 Bilbo's Nemesis 43

Chapter 5 The First Full Term of a Deep South Solon 57

Chapter 6 Reconstructing Europe 70

Chapter 7 Dixiecrat 78

Chapter 8 Great Southern Commie Hunter 95

Chapter 9 Mississippi Bourbon Politics in the Age of Eisenhower 116

Chapter 10 Chairman of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee 135

Chapter 11 Massive Resistance, Bourbon Style 150

Chapter 12 Big Jim and the Kennedys 172

Chapter 13 Big Jim and a Larger-Than-Life Texan 192

Chapter 14 The Best Chairman 226

Chapter 15 Big Jim and the Nixon-Ford Supreme Court 235

Chapter 16 Of Camille and Richard Nixon 249

Chapter 17 President Pro Tem 274

Chapter 18 Eastland Prepares to Go Home 289

Chapter 19 Home to the Plantation 310

Conclusion 317

Appendix: Letter from James O. Eastland to Theodore G. Bilbo 323

Notes 328

Sources Consulted 379

Index 412

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