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"This collection makes a strong contribution to the prevailing conversation about student activism with its less-told, and often surprising, narratives from the South."

"An excellent starting point for anyone wanting to understand the protests of the 1960s... Essential."

"This quality volume is an excellent foundation for scholars eager to further complicate our understanding of 1960s activism nationally."

"This fine volume on southern student activism in the 1960s offers a timely reminder — several actually — of a troubled and not so distant past... An impressive range of well-argued, fresh contributions."

"Taken together, this collection of taut, well-organized essays reveals the contest that the decade of the 1960s was, and its memory remains... This well-balanced collection should contribute in important ways to ongoing efforts to bring greater nuance to narratives of the 1960s, the South, and the nation as a whole."

"Based on the experiences of students in the civil rights movement and a new generation of scholarship and research, Rebellion in Black and White makes for compelling reading as it chronicles those who risked their lives and livelihood to bring down nearly 400 years of enforced repression, who fought the power, challenged the hype, and expanded the meaning and scope of freedom."

"Rebellion in Black and White recovers a rich history of protest and activism on southern college campuses in the 1960s and early 1970s and disrupts the framework that has long shaped popular understandings of that era. With essays focusing on various places at particular times during a tumultuous decade, this superbly organized collection captures the diverse and shifting nature of southern student activism—along and across the color line—instantly revising the national contours of the 'rights revolution' of the sixties and inviting fresh questions about the history and its long-term legacies."

"Since living in Atlanta from 1960–62 as a student civil rights activist, I've long retained a haunted feeling about the South... its terrorist and racist history. But there’s something noble about those southerners, mostly black but sometimes white, who stood up so bravely from the Carolinas to the Black Belt. Memory really matters, and our memories of that time forget the regional nature of the insurgency against Jim Crow. This loving history begins to restore the balance, by remembering the role of southern student organizers black and white, whose contribution cannot be measured but whose courage must not be forgotten."

"This brilliant, comprehensive collection on southern student activism will require every historian of the ‘long sixties’ finally to take into account the biracial New Left in Dixie, where some of the hardest-fought campus struggles took place. It’s a game-changer not just for historians, but for anyone interested in southern history and the long civil rights movement."

"These essays hold the key to understanding the revolution that challenged American inequality, injustice, and values during the 1960s. These fresh, powerful histories of southern student protest should put to rest the tendency to treat southern civil rights as merely the precursor to the northern new left."

Rebellion in Black and White
Southern Student Activism in the 1960s
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$32.95
Publication Date: 1 May 2013
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 368 pages
Illustrations: 12 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421408507