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The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Simon Wendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. Confronted with violent attacks by the Ku Klux ... More


Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970

Lee Sartain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037511
eISBN:
9781621039303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037511.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the ... More


KENYA: The Mau Mau and Revolutionary Violence, 1952–1956

James H. Meriwether

in Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826690
eISBN:
9781469606064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines African Americans' responses to the violence in Kenya. The Kenya Land and Freedom Movement, popularly known as Mau Mau, launched a war to overthrow white supremacy and to ... More


Through the 1990s

Ronald P. Formisano

in Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855263
eISBN:
9781469602325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869703_formisano.15
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Boston's saga, which still seemed unique despite reflecting patterns of resistance to school desegregation in other cities. Violence had exceeded that of other cities under ... More


What Geography Still Ought to Be

Simon Springer

in The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697724
eISBN:
9781452955155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697724.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The second chapter establishes a manifesto for anarchist geographies, serving as a proverbial call to nonviolent arms for geographers and non-geographers who seek to put an end to the seemingly ... More


A Perceptual Approach to Quality Peace

Patrick M. Regan

in The Peace Continuum: What It Is and How to Study It

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190680121
eISBN:
9780190680169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680121.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tackles the problem of finding data-derived indicators to measure the quality of peace, versus a definition of peace simply as the absence of war. Conceptually, peace is seen as an ... More


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