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The Resource The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill

The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill

Label
The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement
Title
The Deacons for Defense
Title remainder
armed resistance and the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Lance Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lance Hill offers the first detailed history of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, who grew to several hundred members and twenty-one chapters in the Deep South and led some of the most successful local campaigns in the civil rights movement. In his analysis of this important yet long-overlooked organization, Hill challenges what he calls "the myth of nonviolence"--The idea that a united civil rights movement achieved its goals through nonviolent direct action led by middle-class and religious leaders. In contrast, Hill constructs a rich historical narrative of a working-class armed self-defense movement that defied the entrenched nonviolent leadership and played a crucial role in compelling and federal government to neutralize the Klan and uphold civil rights and liberties."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Lance E.
Dewey number
323.1196/073/009046
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.H47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-defense
  • Political violence
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Deacons for Defense and Justice
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Southern States
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
Label
The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-351) 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
The deacons are born -- In the New York Times -- Not Selma -- On to Bogalusa -- The spring campaign -- With a single bullet -- Victory -- Expanding in the Bayou State -- Mississippi chapters -- Heading north -- Black power-last days
Control code
53145259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807828472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The Deacons for Defense : armed resistance and the civil rights movement, Lance Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-351) 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
The deacons are born -- In the New York Times -- Not Selma -- On to Bogalusa -- The spring campaign -- With a single bullet -- Victory -- Expanding in the Bayou State -- Mississippi chapters -- Heading north -- Black power-last days
Control code
53145259
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 363 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807828472
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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