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

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

Authors: Watson, Bruce
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POL004000, SOC001000, HIS056000
ISBN: 9781101190180, Related ISBNs: 0143119435, 0670021709, 1101190183, 9780143119432, 9780670021703
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 384
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.

"Recreates the texture of that terrible yet rewarding summer with impressive verisimilitude." -Washington Post

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