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Southern stalemate : five years without public education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, p.337 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC214.22 .V8 B66 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9525685

Keywords:

Civil rights movements--Virginia--Prince Edward County, Educational equalization--Virginia--Prince Edward County, Prince Edward County (Va.)--Race relations, Public schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County, School integration--Virginia--Prince Edward County

Abstract:

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?

Publication Language:

eng