Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

CONTENTS

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pp. 6-7

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A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

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pp. vii-xxii

From the White House at eight o'clock on the night of September 30, 1962, John F. Kennedy began to plead eloquently with Mississippi students...

PART ONE

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1. The Establishment of Orthodoxy

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pp. 3-27

The insurrection against the armed forces of the United States at the University of Mississippi on September...

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2. The Voices of Militancy

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pp. 28-52

According to the Jackson Daily News "there is nothing new in the tactics of propagandists smearing the South. This has been a trait for well...

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3. The Voices of Acquiescence

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pp. 53-82

The church in Mississippi played a principal role in the formalation of the orthodox view in the 1850's, helped stimulate secession, and sustained...

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4. The Closed Society and the Negro

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pp. 83-106

In the first half of the present century there was no serious challenge to the caste system in Mississippi, even though the Negro spoke the...

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5. The Great Confrontation and Its Aftermath

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pp. 107-140

The University of Mississippi has had its moments of greatness. Among its faculty and administrators have been men of integrity and virtue...

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6. The Voices of Dissent and the Future of the Closed Society

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pp. 141-156

The closed society is never absolutely closed. There always have been and there always will be dissenters, doubters who will point to the road not...

PART TWO

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Some Letters from the Closed Society

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pp. 159-244

In this brief book I have made no effort to tell the day-by-day story of the events in Mississippi leading up to and since the insurrection of September...

INDEX

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pp. 245-250