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Southern stalemate : five years without public education in Prince Edward County, Virginia / Christopher Bonastia.

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Author/Creator:
Bonastia, Christopher, 1967-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Why Prince Edward County?
  • White supremacy and black resistance in Prince Edward County and Virginia
  • No middle ground: the rapid ascent of massive resistance
  • Breaking the basket of eggs: the collapse of massive resistance
  • "The doors was chained, so i knew then": educational options during the closing years
  • The federal government confronts the "lone pocket of ludicrous resistance"
  • "Clean as a hound's tooth": white justifications for the school closings
  • From the courtroom to the street: black activism in Prince Edward
  • The grudging resumption of public education
  • Conclusion: a county ahead of its time?
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ISBN:
9780226063898
0226063895

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