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The Citizens' Council: Organized Resistance to the Second Reconstruction, 1954-64
by Neil R. McMillen
University of Illinois Press, 1971
Paper: 978-0-252-06441-8
Library of Congress Classification HS2330.C483M33 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 322.430975

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
 This in-depth account of the rise
  and decline of the Citizens' Councils of America details the organization's
  role in the massive resistance to school desegregation in the South following
  the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Included are a new preface and
  updated bibliography.
 "A tour de force of research and
  narration. . . in highly readable style. [McMillen] . . . seems to have read
  everything the historical record has to offer on the subject and to have known
  exactly what to make of it. . . Himself squarely on the side of the future,
  he is sensitive to the anguish that prompted the hysteria of the misguided racist. . . .
  By any test, a masterful study." -- Journal of Southern History
 "Takes seriously the people who
  made the movement, when ridicule and caricature would have been an easier analytical
  technique. Solidly researched and well written. . . an intriguing story." --
  Augustus M. Burns, Social Studies
 
 

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