Coming Of Age In Mississippi

Author : Anne Moody
ISBN : 9780307803580
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Coming Of Age In Mississippi

Author : Anne Moody
ISBN : 9780385337816
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anne Moody provides a first person account of growing up black in the rural South during the nineteen forties and fifties.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mr Death

Author : Anne Moody
ISBN : UCSC:32106002181110
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 87.70 MB
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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Boston Against Busing

Author : Ronald P. Formisano
ISBN : 9780807869703
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 62.29 MB
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Perhaps the most spectacular reaction to court-ordered busing in the 1970s occurred in Boston, where there was intense and protracted protest. Ron Formisano explores the sources of white opposition to school desegregation. Racism was a key factor, Formisano argues, but racial prejudice alone cannot explain the movement. Class resentment, ethnic rivalries, and the defense of neighborhood turf all played powerful roles in the protest. In a new epilogue, Formisano brings the story up to the present day, describing the end of desegregation orders in Boston and other cities. He also examines the nationwide trend toward the resegregation of schools, which he explains is the result of Supreme Court decisions, attacks on affirmative action, white flight, and other factors. He closes with a brief look at the few school districts that have attempted to base school assignment policies on class or economic status.
Category: Political Science

Separate Pasts

Author : Melton A. McLaurin
ISBN : 9780820340128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Separate Pasts Melton A. McLaurin honestly and plainly recalls his boyhood during the 1950s, an era when segregation existed unchallenged in the rural South. In his small hometown of Wade, North Carolina, whites and blacks lived and worked within each other's shadows, yet were separated by the history they shared. Separate Pasts is the moving story of the bonds McLaurin formed with friends of both races--a testament to the power of human relationships to overcome even the most ingrained systems of oppression. A new afterword provides historical context for the development of segregation in North Carolina. In his poignant portrayal of contemporary Wade, McLaurin shows that, despite integration and the election of a black mayor, the legacy of racism remains.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Black Magic

Author : Yvonne Patricia Chireau
ISBN : 0520209877
Genre : History
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"Chireau has written a marvelous text on an important dimension of African American religious culture. Expanding beyond the usual focus of scholarship on Christianity, she describes and analyzes the world of magical-medical-religious practice, challenging hallowed distinctions among "religion" and "magic." Anyone interested in African American religion will need to reckon seriously with Chireau's text on conjure."--Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University "Deprived of their own traditions and defined as chattel, enslaved Africans formed a new orientation in America. Conjuring--operating alongside of and within both the remnants of African culture and the acquired traditions of North America--served as a theoretical and practical mode of deciphering and divining within this, enabling them to create an alternate meaning of life in the New World. Chireau's is the first full-scale treatment of this important dimension of African American culture and religion. A wonderful book!"--Charles H. Long, Professor of History of Religions University of California, Santa Barbara and author of "Significations: Signs, Symbols and Images in the Interpretation of Religion"
Category: History

Better Day Coming

Author : Adam Fairclough
ISBN : UOM:39015050789547
Genre : Social Science
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Traces the efforts of African Americans to achieve equality in the era following the collapse of Reconstruction to the present day, examining the key leaders, movements, and strategies.
Category: Social Science

The Unfinished Journey

Author : William Henry Chafe
ISBN : 019515049X
Genre : History
File Size : 23.96 MB
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This popular classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform. He examines such subjects as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the culture of the 1970s, the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, and the events of September 11th and their aftermath. In this edition, Chafe provides an insightful assessment of Clinton's legacy as president, particularly in light of his impeachment, and an entirely new chapter that examines the impact of two of America's most pivotal events of the twenty-first century: the 2000 presidential election turmoil and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Chafe puts forth an excellent account of George W. Bush's first year as president and also covers his subsequent role as a world leader following his administration's declared war on terrorism. The completely revised epilogue and updated bibliographic essay offer a compelling and controversial final commentary on America's past and its future. Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, the fifth edition of The Unfinished Journey is an essential text for all students of recent American history.
Category: History

Murdering Mckinley

Author : Eric Rauchway
ISBN : 0809071703
Genre : History
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The author unravels the mysteries surrounding the death of President McKinley, focusing on the assassin who felled the president and the bold reform-minded vice president who took power in the aftermath of the crime. 10,000 first printing.
Category: History