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The War on Poverty in MississippiFrom Massive Resistance to New Conservatism

The War on Poverty in Mississippi: From Massive Resistance to New Conservatism

Emma J. Folwell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827395
eISBN:
9781496827425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When President Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty arrived in Mississippi in 1965, it was met with a ferocious response. The federally-funded war against poverty—the embodiment of 1960s ... More

New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Responding to work begun in the 2013 collection Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race that mined and deciphered the complexity of her responses to the Jim Crow South, the thirteen diverse voices of New ... More

Remembering DixieThe Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Remembering Dixie: The Battle to Control Historical Memory in Natchez, Mississippi, 1865-1941

Susan T. Falck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824400
eISBN:
9781496824448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824400.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Nearly seventy years after the Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi, sold itself to Depression-era tourists as a place “Where the Old South Still Lives.” Tourists flocked to view the town’s decaying ... More

Just Trying to Have SchoolThe Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, no state fought longer or harder to preserve segregated schools than Mississippi. This massive resistance came to a crashing halt in October 1969 ... More

Desegregating DixieThe Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Mark Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818867
eISBN:
9781496818904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book draws on a vast range of archives and many interviews to uncover for the first time the multifaceted and complex response of African American and white Catholics across the South to ... More

Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Elaine Allen Lechtreck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817525
eISBN:
9781496817570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did southern white ministers who believed that racial segregation was against God’s teachings attempt to convince people in their churches and their communities to abandon fears of integration ... More

Carter G. WoodsonHistory, the Black Press, and Public Relations

Carter G. Woodson: History, the Black Press, and Public Relations

Burnis R. Morris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814074
eISBN:
9781496814111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814074.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Historian Carter G. Woodson’s employment of the black press and modern public-relations techniques to preserve and popularize black history during the first half of the 20th century is rediscovered ... More

Black Intellectual Thought in Modern AmericaA Historical Perspective

Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for generations. Historically maligned by their peers and by the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black ... 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

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

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