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EAN-139780761903086   EAN-13 barcode 9780761903086
Product NameCrossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
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Price New38.00 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width6.44 inches    (convert)
Height1.28 inches    (convert)
Length9.54 inches    (convert)
Weight243200 ounces    (convert)
AuthorFrançoise N. Hamlin
Page Count392
BindingHardcover
Published05/28/2012
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionWeaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, Francoise Hamlin chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hamlin paints a full picture of the town over fifty years, recognizing the accomplishments of its diverse African American community and strong NAACP branch, and examining the extreme brutality of entrenched power there. The Clarksdale story defies triumphant narratives of dramatic change, and presents instead a layered, contentious, untidy, and often disappointingly unresolved civil rights movement. Following the black freedom struggle in Clarksdale from World War II through the first decade of the twenty-first century allows Hamlin to tell multiple, interwoven stories about the town's people, their choices, and the extent of political change. She shows how members of civil rights organizations--especially local leaders Vera Pigee and Aaron Henry--worked to challenge Jim Crow through fights against inequality, police brutality, segregation, and, later, economic injustice. With Clarksdale still at a crossroads today, Hamlin explores how to evaluate success when poverty and inequality persist.
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