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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William F. Winter and the New MississippiA Biography

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Charles C. Bolton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037870
eISBN:
9781621039488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For more than six decades, William F. Winter (b. 1923) has been one of the most recognizable public figures in Mississippi. His political career spanned the 1940s through the early 1980s, from his ... More

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