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The Resource Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School, Karen Anderson

Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School, Karen Anderson

Label
Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School
Title
Little Rock
Title remainder
race and resistance at Central High School
Statement of responsibility
Karen Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called up the National Guard to surround Little Rock Central High School, preventing black students from going in. On September 25, 1957, nine black students, escorted by federal troops, gained entrance. With grace and depth, Little Rock provides fresh perspectives on the individuals, especially the activists and policymakers, involved in these dramatic events. Looking at a wide variety of evidence and sources, Karen Anderson examines American racial politics in relation to changes in youth culture, sexuality, gender relations, and economics, and she locates the conflicts of Little Rock within the larger political and historical context. Anderson considers how white groups at the time, including middle class women and the working class, shaped American race and class relations. She documents white women's political mobilizations and, exploring political resentments, sexual fears, and religious affiliations, illuminates the reasons behind segregationists' missteps and blunders. Anderson explains how the business elite in Little Rock retained power in the face of opposition, and identifies the moral failures of business leaders and moderates who sought the appearance of federal compliance rather than actual racial justice, leaving behind a legacy of white flight, poor urban schools, and institutional racism
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Karen
Dewey number
379.2/630976773
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LC214.23.L56
LC item number
A53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Central High School Little Rock
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
  • School integration
  • African American students
  • African Americans
  • School integration
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
  • African American students
  • African Americans
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • School integration
  • School integration
  • Arkansas
  • Rassendiskriminierung
Label
Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School, Karen Anderson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38211
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Mapping change : Little Rock forges a desegregation plan -- "Occupied Arkansas" : class, gender, and the politics of resistance -- Uncivil disobedience : the politics of race and resistance at Central High School, 1957-1958 -- The politics of school closure : massive resistance put to the test, 1958-1959 -- The politics of fear and gridlock -- Politics as usual : reviving the politics of tokenism. -- Conclusions. Little Rock and the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education
Control code
ocn149075063
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691092935
Lccn
2009022870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691092935
  • (OCoLC)149075063
Label
Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School, Karen Anderson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38211
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Mapping change : Little Rock forges a desegregation plan -- "Occupied Arkansas" : class, gender, and the politics of resistance -- Uncivil disobedience : the politics of race and resistance at Central High School, 1957-1958 -- The politics of school closure : massive resistance put to the test, 1958-1959 -- The politics of fear and gridlock -- Politics as usual : reviving the politics of tokenism. -- Conclusions. Little Rock and the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education
Control code
ocn149075063
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 330 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691092935
Lccn
2009022870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691092935
  • (OCoLC)149075063

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