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The Resource Delaying the dream : southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965, Keith M. Finley

Delaying the dream : southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965, Keith M. Finley

Label
Delaying the dream : southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965
Title
Delaying the dream
Title remainder
southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965
Statement of responsibility
Keith M. Finley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Few historical events lend themselves to such a sharp delineation between right and wrong as does the civil rights struggle. Consequently, many historical accounts of white resistance to civil rights legislation emphasize the ferocity of the opposition, from the Ole Miss riots to the depredations of Eugene "Bull" Conner's Birmingham police force to George Wallace's stand on the schoolhouse steps. While such hostile episodes frequently occurred in the Jim Crow South, civil rights adversaries also employed other, less confrontational but remarkably successful, tactics to deny equal rights to black Americans. In Delaying the Dream, Keith M. Finley explores gradations in the opposition by examining how the region's principal national spokesmen - its United States senators - addressed themselves to the civil rights question and developed a concerted plan of action to thwart legislation: the use of strategic delay." "Finley's analysis goes beyond traditional images of the quest for racial equality - the heroic struggle, the southern extremism, the filibusters - to reveal another side to the conflict. By focusing on strategic delay and the senators' foresight in recognizing the need for this tactic, Delaying the Dream adds a fresh perspective to the canon on the civil rights era in modern American history."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1973-
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Finley, Keith M.
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.F485 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Making the modern South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Southern States
Label
Delaying the dream : southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965, Keith M. Finley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-332) 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
191763249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780807133453
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191763249
Label
Delaying the dream : southern senators and the fight against civil rights, 1938-1965, Keith M. Finley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-332) 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
191763249
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780807133453
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191763249

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