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The Battle of Little Rock

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author narrates the events surrounding the battle of Little Rock that occurred on September 24, 1957. On that day, 1,000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagle” ... More


“Not to Scale”: Cartographic Productions of Community

Mieka Brand Polanco

in Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the expressions and productions of “community” among Union's delegitimized historians. Analyzing a map hand drawn by Ernest Green, an 85-year old resident of the town, it ... More


The Reagan Counterrevolution

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Several Americans, particularly those from the white South, shared the same sense of high elation with Senator Thurmond after Ronald Reagan was elected as the nation's president. Busing was about to ... More


The Scottsboro Case and World War II America: Poetic Anger

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter discusses the Scottsboro case of 1931 and the continued failure to pass antilynching laws in the United States throughout the 1940s. It puts on view Hughes's fury against the practice of ... More


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