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Author Eagles, Charles W.

Title The price of defiance : James Meredith and the integration of Ole Miss / Charles W. Eagles.

Imprint Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  378.76283 M541Be 2009    ---  Available
Description 560 p., [13] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-541) and index.
Contents Ole Miss and race. "Welcome to Ole Miss, where everybody speaks" ; Following community mores : J.D. Williams and postwar race relations ; "I love colored people, but in their place" : segregation at Ole Miss ; "Negroes who didn't know their place" : early attempts at integration ; They will "want to dance with our girls" : unwritten rules and rebel athletics ; "Mississippi madness" : Will Campbell and Religious Emphasis Week ; Nemesis of the Southern way of life : Jim Silver ; "On the brink of disaster" : defending States' rights, anticommunism, and segregation ; "Thought control" : the editor and the professor -- James Meredith. The making of a militant conservative : J.H. Meredith ; "I regret to inform you-- " ; Meredith v. Fair I : "Delay, harassment, and masterly inactivity" ; Meredith v. Fair II : a "legal jungle" ; Negotiations : a game of checkers -- A fortress of segregation falls. Initial skirmishing : September 20-25, 1962 ; Confrontations : September 26-40, 1962 ; "A maelstrom of savagery and hatred" : the riot ; "Prisoner of war in a strange struggle" : Meredith at Ole Miss ; J.H. Meredith, Class of '63 ; "The fight for men's minds."
Subject University of Mississippi -- History.
Meredith, James, 1933-
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History.
ISBN 9780807832738 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807832731 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. CDX 9167899
BWX R4803905

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