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Bibliography for Race in the Mississippi Delta


The literature on the theory of race, and race as an important aspect of American life, is vast. This brief list of selected works was designed to fit on one page.


Anderson, Benedict. 1983. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. London: Verso.


Blackside, Inc. 1986. Eyes on the Prize. Mississippi: is this America? 1962-64. America's Civil Rights Years. 5. Alexandria, VA, PBS Video.


Castlerock Entertainment. 2000. Ghosts of Mississippi. Reiner, Rob. Ghosts of Mississippi. C2507. Castle Rock Entertainment Warner Home Video.


Chappell, David L. 1994. Inside agitators: white southerners in the civil rights movement. Johns Hopkins University Press.


Cobb, James C. 1992. The most southern place on earth: the Mississippi Delta and the roots of regional identity. New York and

Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Cockrell, Thomas D. 1989. "Meadow Woods" 1839-1989: a Mississippi plantation. PhD dissertation, Mississippi State University. UMI Dissertation Services.


Daniel, Pete. 2000. Lost revolutions: the South in the 1950s. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.


Dittmer, John. 1995. Local people: the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.


Faulkner, William. 1951. Requiem for a Nun. Random House.


Findlay, James F. Jr. 1997. Church people in the struggle: the National Council of Churches and the black freedom movement, 1950-1970. New York: Oxford University Press.


Hale, Grace E. 1998. Making whiteness: the culture of segregation in the south, 1890-1940. New York: Random House.


Honey, Michael K. 1993. Southern labor and black civil rights :organizing Memphis workers. University of Illinois Press.


Howard, John. 1999. Men like that: a Southern queer history. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Katagiri, Yasuhiro. 2002. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: civil rights and states' rights. University of Mississippi Press.


Key, V. O. Jr. 1949. Southern politics. New York: Random House.


Kirwan, Albert D. 1964. Revolt of the rednecks: Mississippi Politics: 1876-1925. Glouster, Mass.: Peter Smith.


Lee, Chana K. 1999. For freedom's sake: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer. University of Illinois Press.

Loewen, James W. 1971. The Mississippi Chinese: between black and white. Harvard University Press,. (reprint 1988 Waveland Press)


McCray, Judith Ann, Producer. 1996. Mississippi/America. Video documentary, WSIU-TV/PBS.


McMillen, Neil R. 1971. The Citizens' Council: organized resistance to the Second Reconstruction, 1954-64. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.


McMillen, Neil R. 1989. Dark journey: black Mississippians in the age of Jim Crow. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.


McMillen, Neil R., ed. 1997. Remaking Dixie : The Impact of World War II on the American South. University Press of Mississippi.


Moody, Anne. 1968. Coming of Age in Mississippi : an autobiography. New York: Dell Books.

Payne, Charles M. 1995. I've got the light of freedom: the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


Whitfield, Stephen J. 1988. A death in the Delta: the story of Emmett Till. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Wirt, Frederick M. 1997. "We ain't what we was": civil rights in the new South. Duke University Press.


Vollers Maryanne. 1996. Ghosts of Mississippi : the murder of Medgar Evers, the trials of ByronDe La Beckwith, and the haunting of the new South. Little Brown & Co


Jane Adams and D. Gorton, Published in the American Anthropologist in 2004

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