Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School (Politics and Society in Modern America) Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0691092935
ISBN-10: 0691092931
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"The author applies class and gender perspectives to enhance understanding of the roles women played in the crisis, especially the Mothers' League of Central High School and the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools. Anderson's book belongs in every college, university, and public library."--Choice

"Karen Anderson's Little Rock is recommended for its acute examination of race and gender issues in the South in the 1950s."--Oscar R. Williams, Journal of African American History

"Little Rock is based on research in a wide variety of sources, from manuscript archives and newspapers to organizational and school records and oral histories, as well as the vast secondary literature on this topic. The result is a well-written account of an important battle in the struggle for racial equality in the United States. Scholars of civil rights, politics, and law in the United States will find this work worthwhile and enjoyable."--Brian J. Daugherity, Journal of Southern History

"Little Rock contributes much to our understanding of southern American desegregation. . . . By acknowledging the connections between multifarious oppressions, Little Rock usefully contextualizes what could otherwise be taken for granted as only a story about race without downplaying the obvious racially based elements of conflict surrounding educational integration."--Steven L. Foy, European Legacy

"[T]his volume brilliantly details the moral shortfalls of people who sought 'the appearance of federal compliance rather than actual racial justice, leaving behind a legacy of white flight, poor urban schools, and institutional racism.'"--Ruth Tait, Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World

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"Telling the fascinating story of the Little Rock crisis in wonderful detail, this book mines newspapers, personal papers, memoirs, interviews, and more, for the background behind the headlines. The interweaving of many perspectives allows readers to see this story as fluid rather than static: Anderson tracks the progress and backtracking, the ambivalence of southern moderates, the development of political networks, as well as the gains and losses. This is an important story."--Cheryl Greenberg, Trinity College

"This book takes as its subject one of the seminal chapters in the history of the modern civil rights movement, the struggle to integrate the public schools of Little Rock, Arkansas. Filled with fascinating characters, it is a story replete with drama and quiet triumph."--Jerald E. Podair, Lawrence University


Product Details

  • File Size: 3203 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 10, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 10, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EM35GDW
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Little rock shines a light on the gender and class divisions that fueled the fight against desegregation. It is long but worth the read.
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By Lu on March 1, 2016
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I was living in a small town southwest from Little Rock.
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By Top Cat on January 29, 2015
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Great read about an important era.
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