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This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature.
Charles M. Payne is Professor of History, African American Studies, and Sociology at Duke University
Table of Contents
|Preface to the 2007 Edition||p. XIII|
|Setting the Stage||p. 7|
|Testing the Limits: Black Activism in Postwar Mississippi||p. 29|
|Give Light and the People Will Find a Way: The Roots of an Organizing Tradition||p. 67|
|Moving on Mississippi||p. 103|
|Greenwood: Building on the Past||p. 132|
|If You Don't Go, Don't Hinder Me: The Redefinition of Leadership||p. 180|
|They Kept the Story Before Me: Families and Traditions||p. 207|
|Slow and Respecteul Work: Organizers and Organizing||p. 236|
|A Woman's War||p. 265|
|Carrying On: The Politics of Empowerment||p. 317|
|From SNCC to Slick: The Demoralization of the Movement||p. 338|
|Mrs. Hamer is no Longer Relevant: The Loss of the Organizing Tradition||p. 363|
|The Rough Draft of History||p. 391|
|Bibliographic Essay: The Social Construction of History||p. 413|
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