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Author Anderson, Karen, 1947-

Title Little Rock : race and resistance at Central High School / Karen Anderson.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  379.263 ANDERSON    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  379.263 A547L    Check Shelf
Description 344 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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.
Summary "The desegregation crisis in Little Rock is a landmark of American history: on September 4, 1957, 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."--Publisher description.
Subject Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History.
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Education -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Massive resistance movement -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) (OCoLC)fst00545053
African American students. (OCoLC)fst00799375
African Americans -- Education. (OCoLC)fst00799600
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
School integration. (OCoLC)fst01107474
School integration -- Massive resistance movement. (OCoLC)fst01765623
Arkansas -- Little Rock. (OCoLC)fst01206922
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0691159610 (pbk.)
9780691159614 (pbk.)
0691092931 (Cloth)
9780691092935 (Cloth)
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