An Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis
By: John A. Kirk (editor)Paperback
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This collection of essays mines the "Arkansas Historical Quarterly" from the 1960s to the present to form a body of work that represents some of the finest scholarship on the crisis, from distinguished southern historians Numan V. Bartley, Neil R. McMillen, Tony A. Freyer, Roy Reed, David L. Chappell, Lorraine Gates Schuyler, John A. Kirk, Azza Salama Layton, and Ben F. Johnson III.A comprehensive array of topics are explored, including the state, regional, national, and international dimensions of the crisis as well as local white and black responses to events, gender issues, politics, and law. Introduced with an informative historiographical essay from John A. Kirk, "An Epitaph for Little Rock" is essential reading on this defining moment in America's civil rights struggle.
John A. Kirk is professor of U.S. history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Beyond Little Rock: The Origins and Legacies of the Central High Crisis; Martin Luther King Jr.; and Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970. He is also the editor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement: Controversies and Debates.
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