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Heard, Alexander

Overview
Works: 58 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 6,974 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: F215, 324.97504
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Most widely held works about Alexander Heard
 
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The costs of democracy by Alexander Heard( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State legislatures in American politics by American Assembly( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern politics in State and Nation by V. O Key( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-by-State survey of the South, where one-party politics takes many forms in constant adjustment to the Negro problem and changing economics
Presidential selection by Alexander Heard( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-party South? by Alexander Heard( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1949 by Alexander Heard( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bipartisan political fund raising : two experiments in 1964 by Alexander Heard( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in America : improving the nomination and election of presidents by Alexander Heard( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costs of democracy ; financing American political campaigns by Alexander Heard( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost years in graduate education by Alexander Heard( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of the university : two decades at Vanderbilt by Alexander Heard( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of his two decades as Chancellor of Vanderbilt University (1963 to 1982), Alexander Heard gave nearly a thousand speeches: to the University's trustees, faculty and staff, students, alumni and civic groups, regional and national associations of higher education, and other national and international organizations. This book presents a judicious selection from many of those formal presentations and from some of his more informal remarks. The speeches have been carefully edited into an interesting and highly readable essay form, woven into a narrative of background and transitional remarks that remind the reader of the often turbulent times and issues Heard addressed during his tenure as Chancellor." "These selections cover virtually every substantive issue faced by Vanderbilt and other major research universities during the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Heard's colorful observations also bring to life the full character and many of the leading personalities of the Vanderbilt community." --Book Jacket
Money and politics by Alexander Heard( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eyes of Willie McGee : [a tragedy of race, sex, and secrets in the Jim Crow South] by Alexander Heard( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a MockingbirdIn 1945, Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to death for allegedly raping Willette Hawkins, a white housewife. At first, McGee's case was barely noticed, covered only in hostile Mississippi newspapers and far-left publications such as the Daily Worker. Then Bella Abzug, a young New York labor lawyer, was hired by the Civil Rights Congress--an aggressive civil rights organization with ties to the Communist Party of the United States--to oversee McGee's defense. Together with William Patterson, the son of a slave and a devout believer in the need for revolutionary change, Abzug and a group of white Mississippi lawyers risked their lives to plead McGee's case. After years of court battles, McGee's supporters flooded President Harry S. Truman and the U.S. Supreme Court with clemency pleas, and famous Americans--including William Faulkner, Albert Einstein, Jessica Mitford, Paul Robeson, Norman Mailer, and Josephine Baker--spoke out on McGee's behalf.By the time the case ended in 1951 with McGee's public execution in Mississippi's infamous traveling electric chair, "Free Willie McGee" had become a rallying cry among civil rights activists, progressives, leftists, and Communist Party members. Their movement had succeeded in convincing millions of people worldwide that McGee had been framed and that the real story involved a consensual love affair between him and Mrs. Hawkins--one that she had instigated and controlled. As Heard discovered, this controversial theory is a doorway to a tangle of secrets that spawned a legacy of confusion, misinformation, and pain that still resonates today. The mysteries surrounding McGee's case live on in this provocative tale of justice in the Deep South.Based on exhaustive documentary research--court transcripts, newspaper reports, archived papers, letters, FBI documents, and the recollections of family members on both sides--Mississippi native Alex Heard tells a moving and unforgettable story that evokes the bitter conflicts between black and white, North and South, in America
Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1920-1949 by Alexander Heard( )

4 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These data were originally collected as part of a study of the electoral process in the South conducted by the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Alabama. The collection contains county-level electoral returns for selected general and primary elections in 11 southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) for the period 1920-1949. Data are provided for raw vote totals and selected percentages for candidates in gubernatorial, senatorial, and, occasionally, presidential elections. Information on these primary election returns was provided mostly for Democratic nominations, but some variables also provide information for a few Republican primaries. Additional information is provided for returns for selected referenda and poll tax payments
Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1948 : North Carolina by Alexander Heard( Book )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of life in the year 2000 : three papers presented at the Aspen Institute during the summer of 1977 in connection wiih a seminar on growth, values, and the quality of life by Russell W Peterson( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1948 : Florida by Alexander Heard( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1948 : Arkansas by Alexander Heard( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1948 : Alabama by Alexander Heard( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern primaries and elections, 1920-1948 : Georgia by Alexander Heard( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Southern politics in State and Nation
Alternative Names
G. Alexander Heard Chancellor of Vanderbilt University

Heard, Alexander George 1917-

Heard, George Alexander.

Heard, George Alexander 1917-2009

Languages
English (127)

Covers
Speaking of the university : two decades at VanderbiltThe eyes of Willie McGee : [a tragedy of race, sex, and secrets in the Jim Crow South]