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“No Task for the Amateur or Hothead”: Mississippi and the Battle of Oxford

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down state-mandated segregation in public education, and its implications for southern authoritarian ... More


“… Entire Master of His Profession”

Paul Hardin Kapp, Todd Sanders, and William Seale

in The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter the author recounts Nichols’s last years. From 1846 until 1848, Nichols moved to northwestern Mississippi and completed his last large-scale project: the planning and building of the ... More


“Born of Conviction”: White Mississippians Argue Civil Rights in 1963

Joseph T. Reiff

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the theologies of supporters and opponents of the controversial “Born of Conviction” statement, signed by twenty-eight white ministers from Mississippi as a declaration of their ... More


Introduction: The Southern Quarterly and Southern Studies The Voiceof Humane Learning

Douglas B. Chambers

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter traces the history of the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) scholarly journal, the Southern Quarterly, which it established in 1962. From its beginnings as a modest ... More


“Hell Fired Out of Him”: The Muting of James Silver in Mississippi

Robert Luckett

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the pressures faced by University of Mississippi historian James Silver after he published the book Mississippi: The Closed Society in 1966. Silver, president of the Southern ... More


Braying Jackasses

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the implications of James Meredith's attempt to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962 for the Jim Crow South and the white leadership in Mississippi. The central ... More


Would-Be Ruthless Dictators

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Joe T. Patterson handled the ruling in the James Meredith case as Mississippi attorney general. Patterson claimed that he had defied “a little band of would-be ruthless ... More


. “The Fight for Men's Minds”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.25
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the implications of James Meredith's efforts to get into Ole Miss. It suggests that the fight for white men's and women's minds had not yet resulted in a victory for equality at ... More


Mississippi Today

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0023
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the many changes in Mississippi since the 1960s. These include the sale by the Hederman family of the Clarion-Ledger, the Daily News, the Hattiesburg American, and six weeklies ... More


. “Welcome to Ole Miss, Where Everybody Speaks”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the history, environment, students, and faculty of the University of Mississippi. In 1960 the university represented for whites one of the few remaining redoubts of the glories ... More


Introduction

Paul Hardin Kapp, Todd Sanders, and William Seale

in The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The introductory chapter is an overview of William Nichols the man and William Nichols the architect. It details how the author became intimately familiar with Nichols’s work while serving as the ... More


. Following Community Mores: J. D. Williams and Postwar Race Relations

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on J. D. Williams, who worked to enhance Ole Miss within a context increasingly dominated by race, throughout his twenty-two years as chancellor (1946–68). Williams sought to ... More


. “A Maelstrom of Savagery and Hatred”: The Riot

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.22
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the riot spawned by the impending arrival of James Meredith and the presence of federal marshals at the University of Mississippi. In the riot's first hours, outsiders streamed ... More


. Integration and Insanity: Clennon King in 1958

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on black minister and college professor Clennon Washington King, who arrived at Ole Miss on June 5, 1958 to register for the first session of summer school. Weeks earlier King ... More


The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles
Subject:
History, African-American History

When James Meredith enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, the resulting riots produced more casualties than any other clash of the civil rights era. ... More


. J. H. Meredith, Class of ′63

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.24
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes events that occurred following James Meredith's decision to register for the second semester at the University of Mississippi. He announced his intention to enroll as an ... More


Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Robert E., Jr. Luckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the ... More


. “I Regret to Inform You …”

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.16
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes on James Meredith's efforts to get into the University of Mississippi. Upon receiving a rejection letter from the university, Meredith and his lawyer decided to file a federal ... More


A New Dimension

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how Moses’s strategyevolved into one that involved the nation at large and forced the Kennedy administration into action between fall 1962-September 1963. By analysinghow local ... More


. “Prisoner of War in a Strange Struggle”: Meredith at Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

in The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles.23
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes James Meredith's experiences at Ole Miss. It details the harassment and threats Meredith received from students and the need for him to be constantly guarded by marshals. On ... More


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