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The Resource Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy, Paul Hendrickson

Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy, Paul Hendrickson

Label
Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy
Title
Sons of Mississippi
Title remainder
a story of race and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hendrickson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sons of Mississippi recounts the story of seven white Mississippi lawmen depicted in a horrifically telling 1962 Life magazine photograph - and of the racial intolerance that is their legacy." "In that photograph, which appears on the front of this jacket, the lawmen (six sheriffs and a deputy sheriff) admire a billy club with obvious pleasure, preparing for the unrest they anticipate - and to which they clearly intend to contribute - in the wake of James Meredith's planned attempt to integrate the University of Mississippi. In finding the stories of these men, Paul Hendrickson gives us an extraordinarily revealing picture of racism in America at that moment. But his ultimate focus is on the part this legacy has played in the lives of their children and grandchildren." "One of them is a grandson - a high school dropout and many times married - who achieves an elegant poignancy in his struggle against the racism to which he sometimes succumbs. One son is a sheriff, as his father was - and in the same town. Another grandson patrols the U.S. border with Mexico - a law enforcement officer like the two generations before him - driven by the beliefs and deeds of his forebears. In all the portraits, we see how the prejudice bequeathed by the fathers has been transformed, or remained untouched, in the sons."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendrickson, Paul
Dewey number
305.8/009762/09045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F350.A1
LC item number
H46 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheriffs
  • Sheriffs
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Sheriffs
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Rassismus
  • Mississippi (Staat)
Label
Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy, Paul Hendrickson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-329) 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
Deeds of the fathers -- Filling up the frame -- Hopes of the sons -- Bibliographical essay
Control code
50417345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780375404610
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)50417345
Label
Sons of Mississippi : a story of race and its legacy, Paul Hendrickson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-329) 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
Deeds of the fathers -- Filling up the frame -- Hopes of the sons -- Bibliographical essay
Control code
50417345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780375404610
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002029857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)50417345

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