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A Legal History of Mississippi

In A Legal History of Mississippi: Race, Class, and the Struggle for Opportunity, legal scholar Joseph A. Ranney surveys the evolution of Mississippi’s legal system and analyzes the ways in which that ...

Mississippi’s Federal Courts

This resource produces the first comprehensive history of the state’s federal courts from the inception of the Mississippi Territory to the late twentieth century. Using archival material and legal ...

Heroes, Rascals, and the Law

James L. Robertson focuses on folk encountering their constitutions and laws, in their courthouses and country stores, and in their daily lives, animating otherwise dry and inaccessible parchments. Robertson ...

Aaron Henry

This book reveals why Aaron Henry (1922–1997) should be acknowledged, in the ranks of Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers, as a truly influential crusader.

Long before many of his contemporaries, he was ...

The Know Nothings in Louisiana

By Marius M. Carriere
Categories: History

In the 1850s, a startling new political party appeared on the American scene. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. ...

Working-Class Comic Book Heroes

Edited by Marc DiPaolo
Categories: Comics Studies

Contributions by Phil Bevin, Blair Davis, Marc DiPaolo, Michele Fazio, James Gifford, Kelly Kanayama, Orion Ussner Kidder, Christina M. Knopf, Kevin Michael Scott, Andrew Alan Smith, and Terrence R. Wandtke ...

Campaigns and Hurricanes

When William McKinley traveled to Mississippi in 1901, he became the first US president to visit the state while in office. Though twenty-four men served as president prior to McKinley, none of them included ...

Sowing the Wind

In 1890, Mississippi called a convention to rewrite its constitution. That convention became the singular event that marked the state's transition from the nineteenth century to the twentieth and set ...

Behold the Proverbs of a People

By Wolfgang Mieder
Categories: Folklore

The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international ...

The Measure of Our Days

Edited by Andrew P. Mullins
Categories: History

Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for six decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), ...