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Bass, Jack

Works: 96 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 9,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewer
Classifications: KF8752 5TH, B
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Unlikely heroes by Jack Bass( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers around four federal judges: Elbert P. Tuttle, John Minor Wisdom, John R. Brown, and Richard Taylor Rives
The transformation of southern politics : social change and political consequence since 1945 by Jack Bass( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters cover each Southern state, plus material on Republican Party, black politics, and organized labor
The Palmetto State the making of modern South Carolina by Jack Bass( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As South Carolina enters into the fourth century of its storied existence, the state's captivating, colorful, and controversial history continues to warrant fresh explorations. In this sweeping story of defining episodes in the state's history, accomplished Southern historians Jack Bass and W. Scott Poole trace the key importance of race relations, historical memory, and cultural life in the progress of the Palmetto State from its colonial inception to its present incarnation. The authors bring a strong emphasis on the modern era to their briskly paced narrative, which advances work begun by Bass in his germinal investigation Porgy Comes Home: South Carolina after Three Hundred Years to further our understanding of the state as it now exists. Bass and Poole focus on three central themes-divisions of race and class, adherence to historical memory, and the interconnected strands of economic, social, and political flux-as they illustrate how these threads manifest themselves time and again across the rich tapestry of the South Carolina experience. The authors explore the centrality of race relations, both subtle and direct, in the state's development from the first settlement of Charles Towne to the contemporary political and economic landscape. The tragic histories of slavery and segregation and the struggles to end each in its era have defined much of the state's legacy. The authors argue that conflicts over race continue to influence historical memory in the state, most especially in still-evolving memories-nostalgic for some and ignominious for others-of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. And they find throughout the state's history a strong role for religion in shaping reaction to changing circumstances. In the discussion of contemporary South Carolina that makes up the majority of this volume, the authors delineate the state's remarkable transformation in the mid-twentieth century, during which a combination of powerful elements blended together through a dynamism fueled by the twin forces of continuity and change. Bass and Poole map the ways through which hard-won economic and civil rights advancements, a succession of progressive state leaders, and federal court mandates operated in tandem to bring a largely peaceful end to the Jim Crow era in South Carolina, in stark contrast to the violence wrought elsewhere in the South. Today there is a growing acceptance of the state's biracial common past and a heartfelt need to understand the significance of this past for the present and future that has come to define the modern Palmetto State. This volume speaks directly to those historical connections and serves as a valuable point of entrance for original inquiries into the state's diverse and complex heritage
The Orangeburg massacre by Jack Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by eight historians -- along with an epilogue by noted scholar Donald G. Mathews -- not only expands historical investigation of race and ethnicity in the South in fresh directions, but also dissects more thoroughly some traditional aspects of the topic. Addressing subjects from the 1830s to the 1990s, all of the essays underscore the constant struggle to define and redefine ethnic boundaries and etiquettes to match changing historical circumstances. Two essays use the history of military activity in the South to offer insights about evolving relationships between whites and Indians
Taming the storm : the life and times of Judge Frank M. Johnson and the South's fight over civil rights by Jack Bass( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under siege, and he prevailed, eventually winning honor even in his home state. Taming the Storm is the story of an authentic American hero, and the era that he did so much to define
Emerging coalitions in American politics by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strom : the complicated personal and political life of Strom Thurmond by Jack Bass( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First elected to public office in 1929, Strom Thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation's politics for more than seven decades, particularly when it came to issues of race: the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 "Southern Manifesto" against the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, holder of the record for a Senate filibuster for his opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. Yet as a young man Thurmond had secretly fathered a daughter with the family's black maid, and quietly supported her through college and beyond. Journalists Bass and Thompson both covered him for years and broke the big stories. In this book, they tell us a great deal about power and politics in our nation and race's twisted roots in the 20th century South.--From publisher description
Ol' Strom : an unauthorized biography of Strom Thurmond by Jack Bass( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the long-time senator and governor
The American South comes of age( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy comes home; South Carolina ... after 300 years by Jack Bass( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widening the mainstream of American culture : a Ford Foundation report on ethnic studies by Jack Bass( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in Charleston's Jewish history by Solomon Breibart( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Aaron Henry, April 2, 1974 interview A-0107, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Aaron Henry( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Henry, an officeholder in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, shares his thoughts and recollections on the intersection of race and politics in his home state. Despite racially motivated violence, Henry is determined to use his education and political skills to advance the interest of black Mississippians, a group under assault by racist white politicians committed to reversing the gains of the civil rights movement. This is a useful interview for researchers interested in the insidious role of race in 1970s Mississippi politics
Oral history interview with Moon Landrieu, January 11, 1974 interview A-0089, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Moon Landrieu( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon Landrieu served as the Democratic mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978. During his tenure, he worked to instigate sweeping changes in race relations, including the appointment of African Americans to serve in various public capacities. In this interview, Landrieu discusses changes in New Orleans politics since 1948, placing particular emphasis on the growing importance of the "black vote." Elected mayor in 1970 with 95 percent of the black vote, Landrieu explains how his administration was responsible for some of the more radical changes in the changing racial landscape of New Orleans politics. For Landrieu, campaigns for voter registration and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were especially powerful harbingers of change in Southern politics. In addition, Landrieu talks about the role of black political organizations; the likelihood of establishing an enduring Populist Coalition that could unite blue-collar whites and African Americans as a powerful political constituency; the relational nature between city politics and state politics; and the role of corruption in political matters
Oral history interview with Lindy Boggs, January 31, 1974 interview A-0082, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Lindy Boggs( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lindy Boggs discusses her involvement in Louisiana politics dating back to the 1930s, when she was involved in the People's League during her years in law school. At the time, Boggs' husband, Hale Boggs, presided over the People's League, which was dedicated to maintaining integrity in government and ensuring that the government serve the people well. According to Boggs, the most significant changes to Louisiana politics occurred after World War II with the gradual elimination of the "race issue." With greater voter participation, the tradition of long-standing congressional leadership began to change, allowing for the introduction of fresh perspectives in Congress. Boggs' husband had served as the majority leader in Congress until his untimely demise in a 1972 plane crash, at which point Lindy Boggs took over his seat in the legislature, where she served for nearly twenty years. Boggs offers comments on the Louisiana congressional delegation as a "single bloc," and she discusses what she saw as the prevailing power of the South in Congress. Also considered is the impact of the women's movement on congressional activities and the role of what Boggs calls "southern graciousness" in congressional interactions
Oral history interview with Andrew Young, January 31, 1974 interview A-0080, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Andrew Young( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Young was the first African American Georgia congressman since Reconstruction. First elected in 1972, Young was later appointed as ambassador to the United Nations by Jimmy Carter. Prior to his career in politics, Young grew up in New Orleans, was educated at Howard University, and then attended Hartford Seminary in the mid 1950s. Young returned to the South after seminary and became involved in the early civil rights movement in Georgia, where he worked as a minister for several years. In this interview, Young discusses the nature of racial discrimination in the South and describes his involvement in voter registration drives. Throughout the interview, he draws comparisons between race relations within Southern states and those between the North and South. According to Young, it was access to political power that ultimately altered the tides of racial prejudice in the South. He cites the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as a decisive turning point in race relations. For Young, it was the election of African Americans to positions of power that allowed African Americans to bring to fruition other advances they had made in education, business, and social standing
Oral History Interview with Jimmy Carter [exact date unavailable], 1974 Interview A-0066. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Jimmy Carter( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Bass and Walter De Vries talk with then-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter about the unique aspects of Southern politics, the viability of the Democratic Party, the importance of citizen participation, and the changes brought on by the Civil Rights Movement. Carter argues that the Democratic Party is recovering from the backlash against President Johnson and will overtake the Republican Party in many state elections in the coming years. Carter suggests several ways that Southern politics have changed for the better since the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act, specifically in a noticeable shift toward pleasing voters rather than local business leaders. He argues that citizens' desire for personal contact with politicians, experience with social change, and religious beliefs give Southern politics unique traits that will soon affect United States politics in general
Oral history interview with Howell Heflin, July 9, 1974 interview A-0010, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Howell Heflin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howell Heflin, who sat on the Alabama State Supreme Court in the 1970s before a two-decade tenure in the US Senate, discusses the post-segregation Alabama judiciary. The story is a familiar one: the persistent influence of race in a slowly changing environment. In the first half of the interview, Heflin describes some recent judicial reforms and his discomfort with the fact that judges must campaign for their seats. He worries that judges might be tempted to rule in favor of contributors. In the second half, Heflin turns to racial politics and comments on George Wallace and Barry Goldwater, as well as observing the arrival of a new generation of so-called activist judges taking the bench across the country
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Bass, J.

The transformation of southern politics : social change and political consequence since 1945The Palmetto State the making of modern South CarolinaThe Orangeburg massacreTaming the storm : the life and times of Judge Frank M. Johnson and the South's fight over civil rightsStrom : the complicated personal and political life of Strom ThurmondOl' Strom : an unauthorized biography of Strom ThurmondExplorations in Charleston's Jewish historyLandolt-Börnstein Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik: Neue Serie = Numerical data and functional relationships in science and technology: new seriesLandolt-Börnstein Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik: Neue Serie = Numerical data and functional relationships in science and technology: new series