Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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A riveting account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history. In his critically acclaimed history Freedom Summer, award- winning author Bruce Watson presents powerful testimony about a crucial episode in the American civil rights movement. During the sweltering summer of 1964, more than seven hundred American college students descended upon segregated, reactionary Mississippi to register black voters and educate black children. On the night of their arrival, the worst fears of a race-torn nation were realized when three young men disappeared, thought to have been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Taking readers into the heart of these remarkable months, Freedom Summer shines new light on a critical moment of nascent change in America.

Table of Contents

Crossroadsp. 3
Prologuep. 5
ôThere Is a Moral Wave Buildingöp. 15
ôNot Even Pastöp. 38
Freedom Streetp. 56
ôThe Decisive Battlefield for Americaöp. 77
ôIt Is Sure Enough Changingöp. 105
ôThe Scars of the Systemöp. 129
Interlude: ôAnother So-Called 'Freedom Day'öp. 152
A Bloody Peace Written in the Skyp. 167
ôWalk Together, Childrenöp. 169
ôThe Summer of Our Discontentöp. 191
ôLay by Timeöp. 215
ôThe Stuff Democracy Is Made Oföp. 237
ôGive unto Them Beauty for Ashesöp. 262
Epiloguep. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Notesp. 303
Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 353
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