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Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 Paperback – April 15, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0820331140 ISBN-10: 0820331147 Edition: 2nd

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"[Fairclough’s] compelling narrative conveys the epic dimensions of the Southern movement—its generational breadth, the leadership it produced, the hopes it sustained and its ultimate success in toppling the legal scaffolding of the segregation system."--The Nation


"Not only the best history of the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, it may be the best treatment of the civil rights movement, period."--New Orleans Times-Picayune


"Should be compulsory reading for those interested in the affirmative action debate.”--Times Higher Education Supplement


"A powerfully written narrative of the local forces that made the movement possible.”--Boston Globe


"Fairclough has provided the most exhaustive study to date linking the pre- and post-Brown struggles for equality.”--Journal of American History


"[An] absorbing history of racial activism."--USA Today


"A truly first-rate and significant piece of work . . . A landmark achievement."--David Garrow, author of Bearing the Cross


"He reminds us that Louisiana Blacks faced a white opposition as brutal, fierce and unyielding as did their Alabama and Mississippi counterparts. . . . Fairclough [has] made the history of the Southern freedom struggle more complete."--Julian Bond, Black Issues in Higher Education

About the Author

Adam Fairclough is the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair of History and Culture of the United States at Leiden University. His books include Martin Luther King, Jr., To Redeem the Soul of America, Teaching Equality, Race and Democracy, and The Star Creek Papers (all available from Georgia).
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