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Freedom summer : the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy

Author: Bruce Watson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi, while vividly portraying: the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state, the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Watson
ISBN: 9780670021703 0670021709
OCLC Number: 465330647
Description: 369 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Crossroads. "There is a moral wave building" ; "Not even past" ; Freedom street ; "The decisive battlefield for America" ; "It is sure enough changing" ; "The scars of the system" ; "Another so-called 'freedom day'" --
A bloody peace written in the sky. "Walk together, children" ; "The summer of our discontent" ; "Lay by time" ; "The stuff democracy is made of" ; "Give unto them beauty for ashes."
Responsibility: Bruce Watson.

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Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi, while vividly portraying: the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state, the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life.
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