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The Resource Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement, Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement, Tomiko Brown-Nagin

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Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement
Title
Courage to dissent
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Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
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Subject
Language
eng
Award
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Nonfiction, 2012.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ In this exhaustively researched account of the civil rights movement, history and law professor Brown-Nagin focuses on the consequential roles of “lesser-known lawyers and organizers, litigators and negotiators, elites and the grassroots.” The interests and methods of individuals and local groups, where intraracial and class-based conflicts emerge, differ from and, at times, challenge, national groups like the NAACP and the Legal Defense Fund. Brown-Nagin’s work recounts the Atlanta experience from the early 1950s, as Brown v. Topeka Board of Education moves through the court and community, to the 1970s, as issues of voting rights, housing, education, transportation, and public recreational space are faced locally, where “pragmatic civil rights... privileged politics over litigation, placed a high value on economic security, and rejected the idea that integration (or even desegregation) and equality were one and the same.” Brown-Nagin’s meticulous, densely written account explores both little-known lives and less discussed litigations in a manner both accessible and scholarly. Even if there is a whiff of the dissertation, its “from the bottom” account adds depth and freshness as well as some controversy to a moment in history about which, the author makes clear, there is much more to know. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed December 13, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 49, p)
  • Brown-Nagin puts her combined academic expertise in law and history to work in this detailed study of the struggle to end Jim Crow in the South as reflected in the work of activists in Atlanta from the end of World War II through the 1970s. --Margaret Heilbrun (Reviewed November 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 18, p72)
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380749
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DLC
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1970-
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Brown-Nagin, Tomiko
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Segregation
  • Segregation
  • Segregation
  • Civil rights movements
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Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement
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Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-561) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 578 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195386592
Lccn
2010010825
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9780195386592
Label
Courage to dissent : Atlanta and the long history of the civil rights movement, Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-561) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 578 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195386592
Lccn
2010010825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780195386592

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