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The Resource The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant

The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant

Label
The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality
Title
The bystander
Title remainder
John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality
Statement of responsibility
Nick Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the summer of 1963, in the wake of the Birmingham riots and hundreds of other protests across the country, John F. Kennedy advanced the most far-reaching civil rights bill any president had ever put before Congress. Why had he waited so long? Kennedy had been acutely aware of the issue of race - both its political perils and opportunities - since his first Congressional campaign in Boston in 1946."
  • "In this, the first comprehensive history of Kennedy's civil rights record over the course of his entire political career, Nick Bryant shows that Kennedy's shrewd handling of the race issue in his early congressional campaigns blinded him as President to the intractability of the simmering racial crisis in America. By focusing on mainly symbolic gestures, Kennedy missed crucial opportunities to confront the obstructionist Southern bloc and to enact genuine reform. Kennedy's inertia emboldened white supremacists, and forced black activists to adopt increasingly militant tactics."
  • "At the outset of his presidency, Kennedy squandered the chance to forge a national consensus on race. For many of his thousand days in office, he remained a bystander as the civil rights battle flared in the streets of America. In the final months of his life, Kennedy could no longer control the rage he had fueled with his erratic handling of this explosive issue."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryant, Nick
Dewey number
973.922092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.1
LC item number
.B79 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • United States
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
Label
The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-529) 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
  • Johnny come lately
  • "Those southern bastards"
  • Showdown in Los Angeles
  • The
  • strategy of association
  • Calling Coretta
  • Seventy-two days
  • Black Camelot
  • Executing inaction
  • The
  • "Give the kid a break"
  • sheriff of the new frontier
  • Project freedom ride, 1961
  • The
  • one-sided bargain
  • The
  • presidential literacy test
  • Albany revisited
  • "Go Mississippi"
  • In Lincoln's shadow
  • "Let the whole fucking city burn"
  • Blue blood against green
  • Repairing the breach
  • "Fires of frustration"
  • The
  • "new south."
  • Singing Dixie
  • Trial by jury
  • The
  • victory room
  • The
  • liberal democrat
Control code
62728453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 545 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465008261
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005035495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780465008261
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62728453
Label
The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-529) 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
  • Johnny come lately
  • "Those southern bastards"
  • Showdown in Los Angeles
  • The
  • strategy of association
  • Calling Coretta
  • Seventy-two days
  • Black Camelot
  • Executing inaction
  • The
  • "Give the kid a break"
  • sheriff of the new frontier
  • Project freedom ride, 1961
  • The
  • one-sided bargain
  • The
  • presidential literacy test
  • Albany revisited
  • "Go Mississippi"
  • In Lincoln's shadow
  • "Let the whole fucking city burn"
  • Blue blood against green
  • Repairing the breach
  • "Fires of frustration"
  • The
  • "new south."
  • Singing Dixie
  • Trial by jury
  • The
  • victory room
  • The
  • liberal democrat
Control code
62728453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 545 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465008261
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005035495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780465008261
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62728453

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