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The Resource An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, William Doyle

An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, William Doyle

Label
An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962
Title
An American insurrection
Title remainder
the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962
Statement of responsibility
William Doyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An American Insurrection is the true story of the worst constitutional crisis since the Civil War and of a major turning point in American history. It takes readers into the eye of the chaotic and ferocious white uprising that occurred when Air Force veteran James Meredith tried to become the first black student to register at the University of Mississippi, only to be physically blocked by radical segregationist Governor Ross Barnett, hundreds of state police, and thousands of student and civilian "volunteers" from across the South. The revolt climaxed in a fourteen-hour battle and the lightning invasion of the state by 30,000 combat troops ordered in by President John F. Kennedy." "Based on years of research, including more than 500 interviews with witnesses and key players in the drama, recently unsealed FBI files, and on JFK's Oval Office and Cabinet Room tapes recorded during the crisis, An American Insurrection unearths the unsung heroes - and more than a few villains - of a dark and violent event that has remained buried in the historical shadows until now. It is the account of a governor in rebellion, a president in crisis, soldiers on a perilous mission, a state sliding into civil war, and a battle that crushed forever the southern strategy of massive resistance."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, William
Dewey number
378.762/83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LD3413
LC item number
.D69 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of Mississippi
  • Meredith, James
  • College integration
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
Label
An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, William Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-368) 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
Control code
46678281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered of plates
Isbn
9780385499699
Lccn
2001028580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, William Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-368) 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
Control code
46678281
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered of plates
Isbn
9780385499699
Lccn
2001028580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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