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The Resource Sitting in and speaking out : student movements in the American South, 1960-1970, Jeffrey A. Turner, (electronic book)

Sitting in and speaking out : student movements in the American South, 1960-1970, Jeffrey A. Turner, (electronic book)

Label
Sitting in and speaking out : student movements in the American South, 1960-1970
Title
Sitting in and speaking out
Title remainder
student movements in the American South, 1960-1970
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jeffrey A. Turner argues that the story of student activism during the 1960s is too often focused on national groups like Students for a Democratic Society and events at schools like Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. Examining the activism of black and white students, he shows that the South responded to national developments but that the response had its own trajectory--one that was rooted in race. Turner looks at such events as the initial desegregation of campuses; integration's long aftermath as students learned to share institutions; the Black Power movement; and the antiwar movement
  • Escalating protest against the Vietnam War tested southern distinctiveness, says Turner. The South's tendency toward hawkishness impeded antiwar activism, but once that activism arrived, it was--as in other parts of the country--oriented toward events at national and global scales. Nevertheless, southern student activism retained some of its core characteristics. Even in the late 1960s, southern protesters' demands tended toward reform, often eschewing calls to revolution increasingly heard elsewhere. Based on primary research at more than twenty public and private institutions in the deep and upper South, including historically black schools, Sitting In and Speaking Out is a wide-ranging and sensitive portrait of southern students navigating a remarkably dynamic era
  • "Turner has tackled a neglected but very important subject. His book makes enormous contributions to our understanding of recent southern history, higher education, race, the New Left, the 1960s, and student activism."--Robert Cohen, author of Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s
  • "While others have written about the white student movement in the South or the black movement in the region, Turner masterfully treats both topics in his important new book ... His book will make an important and lasting contribution to the study of the South, student activism, and the 1960s."--Gregg L. Michel, author of Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969 --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Turner, Jeffrey A
Dewey number
378.1/981097509045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LA229
LC item number
.T87 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Student movements
  • College students
  • Civil rights movements
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
Label
Sitting in and speaking out : student movements in the American South, 1960-1970, Jeffrey A. Turner, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10421795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 347 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780820335995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Sitting in and speaking out : student movements in the American South, 1960-1970, Jeffrey A. Turner, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10421795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 347 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780820335995
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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