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Introduction and Overview

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives a quick chronology of important events within the book and provides an overview of the argument – that the Mississippi Constitutional Convention created a pivot point which changed ... More


The Convention Adopts the Understanding Clause

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter covers the debates among the delegates and by the newspaper editors in the state over the Understanding Clause. Hardliner delegates fought hard against a literacy provision, because it ... More


Conclusion

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1890 the remaining former delegates to the constitutional convention met for their twentieth reunion in Jackson. They had two primary speakers: Mayre Dabney and Isaiah Montgomery. Dabney expressed ... More


Will Eisner: Master of Graphic Wisdom

Leonard V. Kaplan

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay explores Will Eisner’s work in A Contract with God (1978). The book, emanating from pre-biblical wisdom, is paradigmatic for its harsh warning about human expectations. In it, Eisner ... More


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