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The Resource Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement, David L. Chappell

Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement, David L. Chappell

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Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement
Title
Inside agitators
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white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement
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David L. Chappell
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Language
eng
Summary
How did the vastly outnumbered black Southerners in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s succeed against a white power structure that seemed uniformly hostile? Contrary to widespread belief, argues David Chappell, "inside agitators"--White southerners sympathetic to the cause of desegregation - played a crucial role. Chappell shows how years of experience gave black southerners unique insights into the strengths and weaknesses of "their" white folks. These insights helped black leaders not only to enlist the help of white liberals and moderates but also to manipulate hard-line segregationists into behavior that was often politically self-destructive. In short, Chappell contends, black southerners defeated segregation because they understood white southerners better than segregationists did. Case studies from Montgomery, Tallahassee, Little Rock, and Albany (Georgia) highlight the movement's successes and failures. Chappell then extends his analysis to the national government to show how white southerners became the chief instrument of federal intervention for civil rights. Based on more than seventy personal interviews as well as on previously unpublished material from the Martin Luther King papers and elsewhere, Inside Agitators provides a wide-ranging and insightful reinterpretation of the civil rights movement and the reasons for its triumph
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Chappell, David L
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
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Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement, David L. Chappell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-293) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Clayborne Carson -- Pt. 1. The Strange Career of Racial Dissent in the South. 1. The "Silent South": The Founding Fathers of Southern White Dissent. 2. From Silence to Futility: Southern White Dissent Gets Organized -- Pt. 2. The Strategy of Nonviolence and the Role of White Southerners in the Movement. 3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. 4. Tallahassee, 1956-1957. 5. Little Rock, 1957-1959. 6. Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962 -- Pt. 3. The Art of the Possible: The White Southerner in the National State. 7. The Late 1950s: Saving the Party from Civil Rights. 8. Lyndon Johnson Takes Center Stage - and Then an Intermission. 9. Policy in High Gear: From the Justice Department to the Acts of 1964 and 1965 -- Epilogue: Interpreting the Movement
Control code
29356791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780801846854
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1526340
Label
Inside agitators : white southerners in the Civil Rights Movement, David L. Chappell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-293) 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
Foreword / Clayborne Carson -- Pt. 1. The Strange Career of Racial Dissent in the South. 1. The "Silent South": The Founding Fathers of Southern White Dissent. 2. From Silence to Futility: Southern White Dissent Gets Organized -- Pt. 2. The Strategy of Nonviolence and the Role of White Southerners in the Movement. 3. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. 4. Tallahassee, 1956-1957. 5. Little Rock, 1957-1959. 6. Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962 -- Pt. 3. The Art of the Possible: The White Southerner in the National State. 7. The Late 1950s: Saving the Party from Civil Rights. 8. Lyndon Johnson Takes Center Stage - and Then an Intermission. 9. Policy in High Gear: From the Justice Department to the Acts of 1964 and 1965 -- Epilogue: Interpreting the Movement
Control code
29356791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780801846854
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1526340

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