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Ruled by race [electronic resource] : black/white relations in Arkansas from slavery to the present / Grif Stockley.

Author/Creator:
Stockley, Grif.
Publication:
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxiii, 529 p., [16] p. of plates ) ill. ;
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Subjects:
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas.
African Americans -- Arkansas -- History.
African Americans -- Arkansas -- Social conditions.
Arkansas -- Race relations.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"From the Civil War to Reconstruction, the Redeemer period, Jim Crow, and the modern civil rights era to the present, Ruled by Race describes the ways that race has been at the center of much of the state's formation and image since its founding. Grif Stockley uses the work of published and unpublished historians and exhaustive primary source materials along with stories from authors as diverse as Maya Angelou and E. Lynn Harris to bring to life the voices of those who have both studied and lived the racial experience in Arkansas.".
"Topics range from the well-known Little Rock Central High Crisis of 1957 to lesser-known events such as the Elaine Race Massacres of 1919 and the shocking yet sadly commonplace attitudes found in newspaper reports and speeches. Through the words of the most powerful Arkansans such as racist Arkansas Govenor Jeff Davis (1901-1906) to the least powerful, including an unflinching look at the narratives of former slaves, readers will come away with increased awareness of the ways that race continues to affect where Arkansans live, send their children to school, work, travel, shop, spend leisure time, worship, and choose their friends and life partners."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents:
Voices of slavery
Owning slaves
The Civil War in Arkansas and the refashioning of Black identity
Reconstruction
Redeemers
The coming of Jim Crow
Jeff Davis and his legacy
The Elaine race massacres
The aftermath of the Elaine race massacres and the twenties
The Great Depression and the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union
The beginning challenge to Jim Crow
Brown v. Board of Education and the Central High Crisis
Wandering in the wilderness of race : 1957-1960
The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee years
Brothers against brothers
The impact of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marianna
The seventies : no rest for those weary of race
The eighties and nineties : so far to go
Race relations in the twenty-first century.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-514) and index.
ISBN:
1-61075-356-9
OCLC:
787842848