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Ruled by race : black/white relations in Arkansas from slavery to the present / Grif Stockley.

By: Stockley, Grif.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 529 pages, [16] pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781610753562; 1610753569.Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas | African Americans -- Arkansas -- History | African Americans -- Arkansas -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Ruled by race.DDC classification: 305.896/0730767 LOC classification: E185.93.A8 | S763 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Voices of slavery -- Owning slaves -- The Civil War in Arkansas and the refashioning of black identity -- Reconstruction -- Redeemers -- The coming of Jim Crow -- Jeff Davis and his legacy -- The Elaine race massacres -- The aftermath of the Elaine race massacres and the twenties -- The Great Depression and the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union -- The beginning challenge to Jim Crow -- Brown v. Board of Education and the Central High crisis -- Wandering in the wilderness of race : 1957-1960 -- The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee years -- Brothers against brothers -- The impact of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. -- Marianna -- The seventies : no rest for those weary of race -- The eighties and nineties : so far to go -- Race relations in the twenty-first century.
Summary: From the Civil War to Reconstruction, the Redeemer period, Jim Crow, and the modern civil rights era to the present, Ruled by Race describes the ways that race has been at the center of much of the state's formation and image since its founding. Grif Stockley uses the work of published and unpublished historians and exhaustive primary source materials along with stories from authors as diverse as Maya Angelou and E. Lynn Harris to bring to life the voices of those who have both studied and lived the racial experience in Arkansas. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-514) and index.

Voices of slavery -- Owning slaves -- The Civil War in Arkansas and the refashioning of black identity -- Reconstruction -- Redeemers -- The coming of Jim Crow -- Jeff Davis and his legacy -- The Elaine race massacres -- The aftermath of the Elaine race massacres and the twenties -- The Great Depression and the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union -- The beginning challenge to Jim Crow -- Brown v. Board of Education and the Central High crisis -- Wandering in the wilderness of race : 1957-1960 -- The Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee years -- Brothers against brothers -- The impact of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. -- Marianna -- The seventies : no rest for those weary of race -- The eighties and nineties : so far to go -- Race relations in the twenty-first century.

From the Civil War to Reconstruction, the Redeemer period, Jim Crow, and the modern civil rights era to the present, Ruled by Race describes the ways that race has been at the center of much of the state's formation and image since its founding. Grif Stockley uses the work of published and unpublished historians and exhaustive primary source materials along with stories from authors as diverse as Maya Angelou and E. Lynn Harris to bring to life the voices of those who have both studied and lived the racial experience in Arkansas. --From publisher's description.

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In this in-depth regional analysis of race relations tracing the history of race in Arkansas, Stockley (Butler Center for Arkansas Studies) briefly recounts the role of slavery prior to the Civil War. However, the majority of his study focuses on the post-Reconstruction era. In detailing the struggles of blacks and whites to coexist, Stockley depicts a state where race appears in every major decision of Arkansans' lives. With the focus on the 20th century, Stockley covers the major events of the Civil Rights Movement, including the desegregation of Central High School; but he also introduces readers to less known stories, like the Elaine Race Riot in 1919. In doing so, Stockley taps into a diverse collection of resources from primary accounts of slaves to secondary accounts from celebrities like Maya Angelou. Offering deeper insight not only into Arkansas race relations but race relations across the US, this will become a go-to book for those studying race in the South. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. M. A. Byron University of Arkansas

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