The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2009 - Social Science - 560 pages
After fighting a protracted legal battle, James Meredith broke the color barrier in 1962 as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. The riot that followed his arrival on campus seriously wounded scores of U.S. marshals and kil
 

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Both Eagles (history, Univ. of Mississippi) and Lambert (history, Purdue Univ.) chronicle James Meredith's efforts to receive the best education available in his home state by attending the University ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 Ole Miss and Race
7
A section of photographs
199
PART 2 James Meredith
200
PART 3 A Fortress of Segregation Falls
297
Notes
445
Essay on Sources
543
Acknowledgments
547
Index
549
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Charles W. Eagles has taught history at the University of Mississippi since 1983. His books include Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and The Civil Rights Movement in America.

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