Politics of Southern Equality: Law and Social Change in a Mississippi County

Politics of Southern Equality: Law and Social Change in a Mississippi County

by Frederick M. Wirt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780202361901
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Frederick M. Wirt is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois, Urbana and is best known for his work in the fields of urban politics and the politics of education. He is the author of many books including Power in the City: Decision Making in San Francisco, The Political Web of American Schools, Schools in Conflict: The Politics of Education, and Power in the City.

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
The Background for Research     1
Theories of Law and Social Change     3
The Society of Panola County     19
The Law and Voting Equality     49
Congress and Voting Legislation     51
Enforcement and Legal Content     70
The Politics of Litigation     87
COFO and Black Politics, 1964-1965     113
The Growth of Political Power, 1965-1968     142
Racial Political Strategies in the New South     159
The Law and Educational Equality     173
The Federal Mandate of Change     175
Changing Schools in Panola County     191
Limitations on the Laws Effect     211
The Law and Economic Equality     233
Federal Subsidy of Economic Rights     235
Federal Regulations of Economics Rights     251
The Effect of Law on Social Change     273
Effect on Social Change: Regulation and Regulator     275
Effect on Social Change: Regulated and Regulatee     287
Epilog: The Corner is Turned in Panola     311
Index     321

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