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The soiling of Old Glory : the story of a photograph that shocked America / Louis P. Masur.

Author/Creator:
Masur, Louis P.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication:
New York : Bloomsbury Press : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Flags -- Desecration -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Photojournalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Photojournalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Protest movements -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 20th century.
Busing for school integration -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews.
Whites -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews.
Interviews -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Summary:
April 5, 1976. As Boston simmered with tension over forced school busing, one photo made headlines. Examine the power of photography and the iconic value of the flag, as it opens a dramatic window onto the turbulent issue of race in America.
Contents:
The incident
Boston and busing
The photograph
Old Glory
The impact
Reverberations.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-216) and index.
ISBN:
9781596913646 (alk. paper)
1596913649 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
163593421
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