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Mississippi Freedom Summer

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ISBN-10: 0534621317

ISBN-13: 9780534621315

Edition: 2004

Authors: John F. McClymer

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Part of the American Stories series, this book tells the story of Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964. The summer of 1964 witnessed the most astounding successes of the Civil Rights movement as well as the beginning of the dissolution of the political and social coalition that made those successes possible.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

John F. McClymer is professor of history at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and editor of the American Stories series. He has written several books and dozens of articles on a wide range of subjects in social, ethnic, and cultural history. He is co-director of the E Pluribus Unum project (, which examines crucial decades in American history and literature (1770s, 1850s, 1920s), and co-editor of H-ETHNIC.

Prologue: The Challenge to Senator Theodore Bilbo, "The Prince of the Peckerwoods"
Speech at Stanford University, Part One
"Mississippi: 1961-1962"
Revolution in Mississippi
"How a Secret Deal Prevented a Massacre at Ole Miss"
"A Draftee's Diary from the Mississippi Front"
"Mind on Freedom"
Coming of Age in Mississippi: An Autobiography
Testimony of Mrs. Dorothy Mae Foster
Dry Run: The 1963 "Mock" Election
"Underground Election"
"Southern Diaries"
Speech at Stanford University, Part Two
Mississippi Summer
"A Mississippi Journal"
The Missing Mississippi Moderates: The Heffners of McComb
"It Will Be a Hot Summer in Mississippi"
"'Tired of Being Sick and Tired' ..."
"Field Report--Telling It Like It Was"
Testimony of Wiley A. Branton
The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC
"Basic Training"
"The Untold Story of the Mississippi Murders"
"An Address by Mrs. Fannie Lee Chaney of Meridian, Mississippi"
The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC
Basic Training
"Their Dream Is Not to Be Nervous"
"Medical Mission to Mississippi"
Hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Volume I: Voting
Atlantic City
Resolutions Adopted by State Democratic Parties of Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin
COFO Pamphlet (Untitled) Detailing Pro-Goldwater Positions of "Regular" Mississippi Democrats
Washington Post Editorial Criticizing COFO
President Johnson Suggests a Deal: The Credentials Committee's Battle--Text of Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony
President Johnson Preempts the Hearings
SNCC Position Paper: "The Basis of Black Power"