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The Resource The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss, Charles W. Eagles

The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss, Charles W. Eagles

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The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss
Title
The price of defiance
Title remainder
James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Eagles
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Language
eng
Summary
University of Mississippi historian Eagles turns a critical eye on his own university in this exhaustive and exhausting look at racism at Ole Miss. Although James Meredith, the school's first black student, figures prominently in the title, he takes center stage only in the book's second half, which examines the opposition to his historic 1962 enrollment. With painstaking research and detail, Eagles explores the university's history, from its founding in 1848 as an alternative to Northern universities, where students might be exposed to abolitionist ideas. Eagles also shows how the foundation for Meredith's enrollment was laid by earlier black applicants, who included Medgar Evers (turned down for the law school in 1954) and a pastor named Clennon King, also rejected and placed in a mental hospital for 12 days following a politically motivated lunacy hearing after his rejection. In chapters dense with material from court rulings and memoirs by the parties involved, Eagles traces the legal and political standoff before Meredith's first day on campus and the university's eventual confrontation, with the fatal riot that ensued
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss, Charles W. Eagles
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The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss, Charles W. Eagles
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9780807895597_eagles
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-541) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ole Miss and race. "Welcome to Ole Miss, where everybody speaks" ; Following community mores : J.D. Williams and postwar race relations ; "I love colored people, but in their place" : segregation at Ole Miss ; "Negroes who didn't know their place" : early attempts at integration ; They will "want to dance with our girls" : unwritten rules and rebel athletics ; "Mississippi madness" : Will Campbell and Religious Emphasis Week ; Nemesis of the Southern way of life : Jim Silver ; "On the brink of disaster" : defending States' rights, anticommunism, and segregation ; "Thought control" : the editor and the professor -- James Meredith. The making of a militant conservative : J.H. Meredith ; "I regret to inform you -- " ; Meredith v. Fair I : "Delay, harassment, and masterly inactivity" ; Meredith v. Fair II : a "legal jungle" ; Negotiations : a game of checkers -- A fortress of segregation falls. Initial skirmishing : September 20-25, 1962 ; Confrontations : September 26-30, 1962 ; "A maelstrom of savagery and hatred" : the riot ; "Prisoner of war in a strange struggle" : Meredith at Ole Miss ; J.H. Meredith, Class of '63 ; "The fight for men's minds."
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1 online resource (560 pages, [13] pages of plates)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469605067
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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