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Bass, Jack

Works: 109 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 9,994 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Outlines and syllabi  Oral histories  Interviews 
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Unlikely heroes by Jack Bass( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bass's unlikely heroes are the federal judges -- primarily those on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals -- who vigorously and skillfully implemented Brown v. Board of Education in six southern states. The rich profiles show the character of the men who gave up prosperous lives, popularity, and friends to see that the constitutional rights of all citizens were protected
The Palmetto State : the making of modern South Carolina by Jack Bass( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 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
The transformation of southern politics : social change and political consequence since 1945 by Jack Bass( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters cover each Southern state, plus material on Republican Party, black politics, and organized labor
The Orangeburg massacre by Jack Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 989 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
Unlikely heroes : the dramatic story of the Southern judges of the Fifth Circuit who translated the Supreme Court's Brown decision into a revolution for equality by Jack Bass( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers around four federal judges: Elbert P. Tuttle, John Minor Wisdom, John R. Brown, and Richard Taylor Rives
Taming the storm : the life and times of Judge Frank M. Johnson and the South's fight over civil rights by Jack Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 912 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 )

7 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 579 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 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the long-time senator and governor
Scarred Justice : the Orangeburg Massacre 1968( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarred justice: the Orangeburg Massacre 1968 brings to light one of the bloodiest tragedies of the Civil Rights era after four decades of deliberate denial. The killing of four white students at Kent State University in 1970 left an indelible stain on our national consciousness. But most Americans know nothing of the three black students killed at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg two years earlier. This scrupulously researched documentary finally offers the definitive account of that tragic incident and reveals the environment that allowed it to be buried for so long. It raises disturbing questions about how our country acknowledges its tortured racial past in order to make sense of its challenging present. In 1968, Orangeburg was a typical Southern town still clinging to its Jim Crow traditions. Although home to two black colleges and a majority black population, economic and political power remained exclusively in the hands of whites. Growing black resentment and white fear provided the kindling; the spark came when a black Vietnam War veteran was denied access to a nearby bowling alley, one of the last segregated facilities in town. Three hundred protestors from South Carolina State College and Claflin University converged on the alley in a non-violent demonstration. A melee with the police ensued during which police beat two female students; the incensed students then smashed the windows of white-owned businesses along the route back to campus. With scenes of the destruction in Detroit and Newark fresh in their minds, Orangeburg's white residents, businessmen and city officials feared urban terrorists were now in Orangeburg. The Governor sent in the state police and National Guard. By the late evening of February 8th, army tanks and over 100 heavily armed law enforcement officers had cordoned off the campus; 450 more had been stationed downtown. About 200 students milled around a bonfire on S.C. State's campus; a fire truck with armed escort was sent in. Without warning the crackle of shotgun fire shattered the cold night air. It lasted less than ten seconds. When it was over, twenty-eight students lay on State's campus with multiple buckshot wounds; three others had been killed. Almost all were shot in the back or side. Students and police vividly describe what they experienced that night. Journalists remember that the Governor and law enforcement officials on the scene claimed police had fired in self-defense. The Associated Press' initial account, carried in newspapers the morning after the shooting, misreported what happened as "an exchange of gunfire." The source, an AP photographer on the scene, subsequently revealed that he heard no gunfire from the campus. In Orangeburg, police fingered Cleveland Sellers as the inevitable 'outside agitator' who, they claimed, had incited the students. Twenty-three years old, he had returned home, leaving his position as Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) program director, to organize black consciousness groups on South Carolina campuses. Sellers had already attracted the attention of law enforcement officials as a friend of SNCC head Stokely Carmichael, who had frightened many Americans with his call for 'Black Power.' Carmichael's ideas articulated the Movement's shift from a focus on integration to one of gaining political and economic power within the black community. South Carolina officials therefore saw Sellers as a direct challenge to their power. Wounded in the Massacre, Sellers was arrested at the hospital and charged with 'inciting to riot.' Though students made clear he was only minimally involved with their demonstrations, Sellers was tried and sentenced to one year of hard labor. He was finally pardoned 23 years after the incident. The U.S. Justice Department charged the nine police officers who admitted shooting that night with abuse of power. However, neither of two South Carolina juries would uphold the charges. The Orangeburg Massacre has been excluded from most histories of the Civil Rights Movement. But forty years later, some remember the tragedy as if it happened only yesterday. The film interviews the most important participants on both sides of the tragedy, some of whom speak for the first time about the Massacre. The survivors are still visibly traumatized by that night, while the Governor and one of the accused policemen remain convinced they had no other choice. Two prominent Southern white journalists, Jack Bass and Jack Nelson, authors of The Orangeburg Massacre and historical consultants to the film, discuss their revealing, independent investigation. At an historic conference about South Carolina's Civil Rights Movement, white officials try to evade discussion of the Massacre, arguing that an investigation isn't warranted because 'it is time to move forward.' However, African Americans insist that true reconciliation cannot begin without an investigation and report that finally sheds light on the many unanswered questions. Cleveland Sellers, now president of Voorhees, a historically black college in South Carolina, and his son, Bakari, at 21 the youngest state legislator in South Carolina history, call on us to remember those slain in Orangeburg with the other Civil Rights martyrs. With a resonance that carries us far beyond the tragedy itself, the film is a powerful antidote to historical amnesia
The American South comes of age( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the evolution of Afro-American, Hispanic, and American Indian studies supported by the Ford Foundation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An overview of the events which led to increased interest in minority/ethnic studies is provided. Specific undergraduate programs discussed include the Afro-American studies program at Yale, the Mexican American studies program at California State University, and programs for minority students at Oakes College. Aspects considered include vocational concerns of those in Afro-American studies, the demand for bilingual/bicultural education in Los Angeles, and the role ethnic studies has played in increasing minority student interest in science. Specific graduate programs referred to include the Afro-American Studies Programs at Boston University and Atlanta University, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at the City University of New York, and the multi-ethnic program at the University of California at Los Angeles. Reviewed are strategies undertaken by these universities to develop and establish professional interest and concern for the respective minority/ethnic groups. (Eb)
Landolt-Börnstein Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik: Neue Serie = Numerical data and functional relationships in science and technology: new series by Rudolf Bechmann( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1985 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American South comes of age by U.S.A( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive view of the South in its historical context
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 15 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 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 15 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 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 15 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 15 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
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Unlikely heroes
The Palmetto State : the making of modern South CarolinaThe transformation of southern politics : social change and political consequence since 1945The 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 ThurmondLandolt-Börnstein Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Naturwissenschaften und Technik: Neue Serie = Numerical data and functional relationships in science and technology: new seriesExplorations in Charleston's Jewish history
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