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A Hard Rain Fell

By David Barber
Categories: History

By the spring of 1969, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) had reached its zenith as the largest, most radical movement of white youth in American history—a genuine New Left. Yet less than a year ...

Freedom Walk

By Mary Stanton
Categories: History

In 1963, the streams of religious revival, racial strife, and cold-war politics were feeding the swelling river of social unrest in America. Marshaling massive forces, civil rights leaders were primed ...

Romance and Rights

By Alex Lubin
Categories: History

Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945–1954 studies the meaning of interracial romance, love, and sex in the ten years after World War II. How was interracial romance treated ...

The Hardest Deal of All

By Charles C. Bolton
Categories: History

Race has shaped public education in the Magnolia State, from Reconstruction through the Carter Administration. For The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980 ...

Inherit the Land

By Gene Stowe
Illustrated by Carl A. Sergio
Categories: History

In the early twentieth century, two wealthy white sisters, cousins to a North Carolina governor, wrote identical wills that left their substantial homeplace to a black man and his daughter.

Maggie Ross, ...

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots

This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened ...

The Press and Race

Edited by David R. Davies
Categories: History

For southern newspapers and southern readers, the social upheaval in the years following Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was, as Time put it in 1956, "the region's biggest running story since slavery. ...

Civil Rights Childhood

Two voices blend in this poignant memoir from the Civil Rights era in Mississippi—a father's and a daughter's. He was Andrew L. Jordan, a son in a dirt-poor family of sharecroppers near Greenwood. Jordana ...

Huey P. Newton

By Judson L. Jeffries
Categories: Politics

Huey P. Newton's powerful legacy to the Black Panther movement and the civil rights struggle has long been obscured. Conservatives harp on Newton's drug use and on the circumstances of his death in a ...

The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South

Edited by Ted Ownby
Categories: History

With essays by Tony Badger, David L. Chappell, Elizabeth Jacoway, Richard H. King, Ralph E. Luker, Charles Marsh, Keith D. Miller, Linda Reed, and Lauren F. Winner

In the 1950s and 1960s the American ...