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And One Was a PriestThe Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Araminta Stone Johnston

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738285
eISBN:
9781604738292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the civil rights movement is not simply the history of its major players but is also the stories of a host of lesser-known individuals whose actions were essential to the movement’s ... More

A Hard Rain FellSDS and Why it Failed

A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why it Failed

David Barber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110171
eISBN:
9781604733051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110171.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's DilemmaEvolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Robert E., Jr. Luckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the ... More

King Cotton in Modern AmericaA Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

D. Clayton Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how “cotton culture” was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and ... More

The Past Is Not DeadEssays from the Southern Quarterly

The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Kenneth Watson

Douglas B. Chambers (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a collection of twenty-one literary and historical chapters marking the 50th anniversary of the Southern Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to ... More

Perilous Place, Powerful StormsHurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Craig E. Colten

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732382
eISBN:
9781604733457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732382.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans when Katrina roared on shore in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. This ... More

Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

James Zeigler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802385
eISBN:
9781496802439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802385.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A cultural rhetoric study of how the discourse of anticommunism has influenced the politics of race in the United States, this book observes that the Cold War Red Scare contributed to the end of ... More

The Southern ManifestoMassive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation

John Kyle Day

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628460315
eISBN:
9781626740471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460315.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation is the first complete study of the Declaration of Constitutional Principles, popularly known as the Southern ... More

Trouble in GoshenPlain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Fred C. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The poor have always been with us. In the rural American South, the “bottom half” languished on the edge of survival since Reconstruction. When the Great Depression hit, their plight worsened. The ... More

Walking on AirThe Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

Janann Sherman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031243
eISBN:
9781617031250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902–1975) was once one of the most famous women in America. In the 1930s, her words and photographs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers across ... More

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