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Mississippi Freedom Summer (American Stories) 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0534621315
ISBN-10: 0534621317
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Introduction. Prologue: The Challenge to Senator Theodore Bilbo. Bilbo, Harry Henderson and Sam Shaw (1946). Part I: BEGINNINGS. Excerpt from ?Speech at Stanford,? Robert Moses, (1964). Excerpts from Revolution in Mississippi, Tom Hayden, (1962). How A Secret Deal Prevented A Massacre at Ole Miss, George B. Leonard, T. George Harris and Christopher S. Wren (1962). A Draftee's Diary from the Mississippi Front, Charles Vanderburgh (1964). Mind on Freedom (1963). Coming of Age in Mississippi: An Autobiography, Ann Moody (1968). Testimony of Mrs. Dorothy Mae Foster, Jefferson County, Mississippi, before the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1965). Part II: DRY RUN. Underground Election, Jeannine Herron (1963). Southern Diaries, Ivanhoe Donaldson (1964). Excerpts from Speech at Stanford, Robert Moses (1964). Part III: MISSISSIPPI SUMMER. Map of Mississippi Project, (1965). Excerpts from Who Speaks For The Negro, Robert Penn Warren (1965). It Will Be a Hot Summer in Mississippi, Richard Woodley (1964). Tired of Being Sick and Tired, Jerry DeMuth (1964). "Field Report--Telling It Like It Was," from Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Arrival Of Negroes In Southern Politics, Pat Watters and Reese Cleghorn (1967). Excerpts from The River Of No Return: The Autobiography Of A Black Militant And The Life And Death Of SNCC, Cleveland Sellers (with Robert Terrell) (1973) + Excerpts from Freedom Summer, Sally Belfrage (1965). The Untold Story of The Mississippi Murders, William Bradford Huie (1964). An Address By Mrs. Fannie Lee Chaney of Meridian, Mississippi (1965). Excerpts from The River Of No Return: The Autobiography Of A Black Militant And The Life And Death Of SNCC, Cleveland Sellers (with Robert Terrell) (1973). Excerpts from Freedom Summer, Sally Bellfrage (1965). Excerpts from Their Dream Is Not To Be Nervous (1964). Medical Mission to Mississippi. Excerpts from the Hearings Before The United States Commission On Civil Rights, Volume I: Voting (1965). Part IV: ATLANTIC CITY. Resolutions Adopted by state Democratic Parties of Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin (1964). Excerpts from the COFO pamphlet detailing pro-Goldwater positions of "regular" Mississippi Democrats (excerpted). Washington Post editorial on Mississippi activists. Credentials battle with text of testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer. Epilogue: Excerpts from SNCC Position Paper, "The Basis of Black Power" (1966). Index.

About the Author

John F. McClymer is professor of history at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and editor of the American Stories series. He has written several books and dozens of articles on a wide range of subjects in social, ethnic, and cultural history. He is co-director of the E Pluribus Unum project (www.assumption.edu/ahc), which examines crucial decades in American history and literature (1770s, 1850s, 1920s), and co-editor of H-ETHNIC.
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