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Ghost of Jim Crow How Southern Moderates Used Brown V. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights

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ISBN-10: 0195181743

ISBN-13: 9780195181746

Edition: 2009

Authors: Anders Walker

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In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King, Jr. asserted that "the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice." To date, our understanding of the Civil Rights era has been largely defined by high-profile public events such as the crisis at Little Rock high school, bus boycotts, and sit-ins-incidents that were met with massiveresistance and brutality. The resistance of Southern moderates to racial integration was much less public and highly insidious, with far-reaching effects. The Ghost of Jim Crow draws long-overdue attention to the…    
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List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.49" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction: Southerners of the True South
"Means and Methods": J.P. Coleman Limits Brown in Mississippi
"Legal Means": Luther Hodges Limits Brown in North Carolina
"Lawful and Peaceful Means": LeRoy Collins Limits Brown in Florida
The Processes of Law: Collins, Hodges, and Coleman Join the Federal Government
Conclusion: Southern Moderates and the Second Redemption