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The Resource Freedom summer : the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy, Bruce Watson

Freedom summer : the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy, Bruce Watson

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Freedom summer : the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
Title
Freedom summer
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the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Watson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom. This remarkable chapter in American history, the basis for the controversial film Mississippi Burning, is the subject of Bruce Watson's riveting historical narrative. Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi and the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pete Seeger to the state. Freedom Summer presents finely rendered portraits of the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, as well as the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life
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Writing style
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349999
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Watson, Bruce
Dewey number
323.1196/0730762
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
W285 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
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the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
Label
Freedom summer : the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy, Bruce Watson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"There is a moral wave building" -- "Not even past" -- "Freedom street" -- "The decisive battlefield for America" -- "It is sure enough changing" -- "The scars of the system" -- Interlude, "another so-called freedom day" -- Book two, "a bloody peace written in the sky" -- "Walk together, children" -- "The summer of our discontent" -- "Lay by time" -- "The stuff democracy is made of"
Control code
771203
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670021703
Lccn
2009047211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670021703
  • (OCoLC)465330647
Label
Freedom summer : the savage summer that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy, Bruce Watson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
"There is a moral wave building" -- "Not even past" -- "Freedom street" -- "The decisive battlefield for America" -- "It is sure enough changing" -- "The scars of the system" -- Interlude, "another so-called freedom day" -- Book two, "a bloody peace written in the sky" -- "Walk together, children" -- "The summer of our discontent" -- "Lay by time" -- "The stuff democracy is made of"
Control code
771203
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780670021703
Lccn
2009047211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670021703
  • (OCoLC)465330647

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