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作者 Tilford, Earl H
書名 Turning the Tide : The University of Alabama in The 1960s
出版項 Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780817387259 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (273 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Foreword by Jack Drake -- Preface -- Introduction: To Preserve the Unhindered Pursuit of Knowledge -- 1. The University of Alabama: From Slavery to Desegregation -- 2. Ebb Tide: June 1963 to September 1964 -- 3. An Oasis of Modern Thought in a Sea of Reactionism -- 4. Toward a New University of Alabama: Building a Team for Excellence and Competence -- 5. A Year of Ferment and Inquiry: In Infinite New Directions -- 6. A Regional Center for Academic Excellence: Between Tuscaloosa and Montgomery -- 7. Campus Militancy Grows: A Past Still Present -- 8. In Defense of Reason -- 9. May 1970: Days of Rage and Reason -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
This book documents the period when a handful of University of Alabama student activists formed an alliance with President Frank A. Rose, his staff, and a small group of progressive-minded professors in order to transform the university during a time of social and political turmoil. Together they engaged in a struggle against Governor George Wallace and a state legislature that reflected the worst aspects of racism in a state where the passage of civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 did little to reduce segregation and much to inflame the fears and passions of many white Alabamians. Earl H. Tilford details the origins of the student movement from within the Student Government Association, whose leaders included Ralph Knowles and future governor Don Siegelman, among others; the participation of key members of "The Machine," the political faction made up of the powerful fraternities and sororities on campus; and the efforts of more radical non-Greek students like Jack Drake, Ed Still, and Sondra Nesmith. Tilford also details the political maneuverings that drove the cause of social change through multiple administrations at the university. Turning the Tide highlights the contributions of university presidents Frank A. Rose and David Mathews, as well as administrators like the dean of men John L. Blackburn, who supported the student leaders but also encouraged them to work within the system rather than against it. Based on archival research, interviews with many of the principal participants, and the author's personal experiences, Tilford's Turning the Tide is a compelling portrait of a university in transition during the turbulence surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Tilford, Earl H. Turning the Tide : The University of Alabama in The 1960s Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2014 9780817318147
主題 University of Alabama -- History -- 20th century.;College integration -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.;Civil rights movements -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century.;African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- History -- 20th century
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Alt Author Drake, Jack
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