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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

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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."--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
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Kennedy, John F
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
Label
The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant
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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
  • Showdown in Los Angeles
  • The strategy of association
  • Calling Coretta
  • Seventy-two days
  • Black Camelot
  • Executing inaction
  • The sheriff of the new frontier
  • Project freedom ride, 1961
  • The one-sided bargain
  • The presidential literacy test
  • "Give the kid a break"
  • Albany revisited
  • "Go Mississippi"
  • In Lincoln's shadow
  • "Let the whole fucking city burn"
  • Repairing the breach
  • "Fires of frustration"
  • The "new south."
  • Blue blood against green
  • Singing Dixie
  • Trial by jury
  • The victory room
  • The liberal democrat
  • Johnny come lately
  • "Those southern bastards"
Control code
ocm62728453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 545 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465008261
Lccn
2005035495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62728453
  • (OCoLC)62728453
Label
The bystander : John F. Kennedy and the struggle for Black equality, Nick Bryant
Link
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
  • Showdown in Los Angeles
  • The strategy of association
  • Calling Coretta
  • Seventy-two days
  • Black Camelot
  • Executing inaction
  • The sheriff of the new frontier
  • Project freedom ride, 1961
  • The one-sided bargain
  • The presidential literacy test
  • "Give the kid a break"
  • Albany revisited
  • "Go Mississippi"
  • In Lincoln's shadow
  • "Let the whole fucking city burn"
  • Repairing the breach
  • "Fires of frustration"
  • The "new south."
  • Blue blood against green
  • Singing Dixie
  • Trial by jury
  • The victory room
  • The liberal democrat
  • Johnny come lately
  • "Those southern bastards"
Control code
ocm62728453
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 545 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465008261
Lccn
2005035495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62728453
  • (OCoLC)62728453

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