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"Surely the definitive study on the topic.... Arsenault skillfully brings to life these important historical figures, revealing their courage, fear, motivations, and conflicts--both internal and external."--Southern Historian
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Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and co-director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. A graduate of Princeton and Brandeis, he is the author of two prize-winning books and numerous articles on race, civil rights, and regional culture.
masterful account of this epic chapter in the endless and ongoing struggle for human dignity and equality (great guy, personal friend)Published 1 month ago by Nigel Watson
The book was old with shelf life but not in use, if that akes sense. I was like it was used at all pages still fresh and everything but you could tell it was stored for a very long... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Athyah
Most Freedom Riders seem to feel that this is a definitive history of the Rides: this book passes the test of verity. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sheila Michaels
After hearing Oprah speak about the "The Butler" and the Freedom Riders I decided to learn more. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Expat4ever
A high school friend of mine took me to the CORE office in Los Angeles in about 1961. I took every opportunity to visit the office and get ideas. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Tobago Tim
reminded me of how much even those of us who lived through this time forget. Prepare for a long read or find selections that jog your memoryPublished on March 20, 2013 by don burchell
I was 14 in 1961 and on a bus to vising my grandmother in Texas, my nieve yankee self stepped off a bus at a bus stop and walked into the colored waiting room and lunch counter. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Alan Day
Thank you for writing such a comprehensive book on this subject. Also, your prose was easy to read and not too dry as I have found other non-fiction books on the era.Published on December 17, 2009 by Elena Linwood