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The Resource Freedom Summer, by Doug McAdam

Freedom Summer, by Doug McAdam

Label
Freedom Summer
Title
Freedom Summer
Statement of responsibility
by Doug McAdam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1964, over one thousand volunteers--most of them white, northern college students--arrived in Mississippi to register black voters and staff "freedom schools" as part of the Freedom Summer campaign organized by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Within ten days, three of them were murdered; by the summer's end, another had died and hundreds more had endured bombings, beatings, and arrests. Less dramatically, but no less significantly, the volunteers encountered a "liberating" exposure to new lifestyles, new political ideologies, and a radically new perspective on America and on themselves. Doug McAdam offers the first book to gauge the impact of Freedom Summer on the project volunteers and the period we now call "the turbulent sixties." Tracking down hundreds of the original project applicants, and combining hard data with a wealth of personal recollections, he has produced a riveting portrait of the people, the events, and the era. McAdam discovered that during Freedom Summer, the volunteers' encounters with white supremacist violence and their experiences with interracial relationships, communal living, and a more open sexuality led many of them to "climb aboard a political and cultural wave just as it was forming and beginning to wash forward." Many became activists in subsequent protests--including the antiwar movement and the feminist movement--and, most significantly, many of them have remained activists to this day
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAdam, Doug
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi Freedom Project
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
Label
Freedom Summer, by Doug McAdam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [311]-322
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the volunteers -- America on the eve of freedom summer -- Biographical roots of activism -- Freedom high: summer of '64 -- Taking stock: Immediate impact of freedom summer -- Applying the lessons of Mississippi -- Morning after: Seventies and beyond -- Let it shine
Control code
17676678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195043679
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1150906
Label
Freedom Summer, by Doug McAdam
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [311]-322
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In search of the volunteers -- America on the eve of freedom summer -- Biographical roots of activism -- Freedom high: summer of '64 -- Taking stock: Immediate impact of freedom summer -- Applying the lessons of Mississippi -- Morning after: Seventies and beyond -- Let it shine
Control code
17676678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195043679
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1150906

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