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Arsenault, Raymond

Overview
Works: 48 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 10,017 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Personal narratives  Biographies  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews  Television interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Raymond Arsenault
Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault provides a gripping account of six pivotal months that jolted the consciousness of America. Here is the definitive account of a dramatic and indeed pivotal moment in American history, a critical episode that transformed the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Raymond Arsenault offers a meticulously researched and grippingly written account of the Freedom Rides, one of the most compelling chapters in the history of civil rights. Arsenault recounts how in 1961, emboldened by federal rulings that declared segregated transit unconstitutional, a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--traveled together from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals, putting their bodies and their lives on the line for racial justice. The book paints a harrowing account of the outpouring of hatred and violence that greeted the Freedom Riders in Alabama and Mississippi. One bus was disabled by Ku Klux Klansmen, then firebombed
Paradise lost? : the environmental history of Florida by Jack E Davis( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays surveys the environmental history of the Sunshine State, from Spanish exploration to the present. With 4 b & w figures
The sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened America by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Award-winning civil rights historian Ray Arsenault describes the dramatic story behind Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial-an early milestone in civil rights history-on the seventieth anniversary of her performance. On Easter Sunday 1939, the brilliant vocalist Marian Anderson sang before a throng of seventy-five thousand at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington-an electrifying moment and an under appreciated milestone in civil rights history. Though she was at the peak of a dazzling career, Anderson had been barred from performing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall because she was black. When Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the DAR over the incident and took up Anderson's cause, however, it became a national issue. Like a female Jackie Robinson-but several years before his breakthrough-Anderson rose to a pressure-filled and politically charged occasion with dignity and courage, and struck a vital blow for civil rights. In the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. would follow, literally, in Anderson's footsteps. This tightly focused, richly textured narrative by acclaimed historian Raymond Arsenault captures the struggle for racial equality in 1930s America, the quiet heroism of Marian Anderson, and a moment that inspired blacks and whites alike
Arthur Ashe : a life by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe--the Jackie Robinson of men's tennis--a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world's most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe's rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African-American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Raymond Arsenault's insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect
The wild ass of the Ozarks : Jeff Davis and the social bases of southern politics by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucible of liberty : 200 years of the Bill of Rights by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adoption of the Bill of Rights in 1791 marked the creation of a uniquely innovative mechanism for constitutional change by which Americans have continued to renew and redefine their governance over a two-hundred-year period. Now, in time for the bicentennial celebration of this great document, seven distinguished scholars combine their expertise to explore the history and contemporary meaning of these first ten amendments to the Constitution
The changing South of Gene Patterson : journalism and civil rights, 1960-1968 by Eugene Corbett Patterson( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Petersburg and the Florida dream, 1888-1950 by Raymond Arsenault( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream, 1888-1950 chronicles the early history of St. Petersburg and the lower Pinellas Peninsula. A forerunner of the modern Sunbelt city, early St. Petersburg successfully mixed southern and northern cultures and used vigorous public relations and advertising to promote itself. By the mid-twentieth century, the "Sunshine City" had developed into one of the most important resort communities in the United States, a self-styled subtropical playground that stood tantalizingly apart from the mainstream of urban America. Before the age of expressways, heat pumps, fast-food restaurants, and suburban shopping malls, local life revolved around institutions and traditions long associated with the Florida Dream - the centuries-old promise of perpetual warmth, health, comfort, and leisure. Arsenault describes these institutions and many of the personalities that enlivened them
Freedom riders by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
City of intrigue, nest of revolution : a documentary history of Key West in the nineteenth century by Consuelo E Stebbins( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell Without Fires examines the spiritual and earthly results of conversion to Christianity for African-American antebellum writers. Using autobiographical narratives, the book shows how black writers transformed the earthly hell of slavery into a "New Jerusalem," a place they could call home
Backcountry lawman : true stories from a Florida game warden by Bob H Lee( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Bob Lee revisits the days he spent as a fish and wildlife law enforcement officer in northeast Florida, detailing the many dangers he encountered while patrolling the waters and environs of the St. Johns River region from 1977 to 2007. With thirty years of Florida backcountry patrol experience, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens
Alligators in B-flat : improbable tales from the files of real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and stories by Jeff Klinkenberg on the "True Florida," the things that make Florida Florida
Dixie redux : essays in honor of Sheldon Hackney by Drew Gilpin Faust( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of pieces by Southern historians honoring scholar, university provost and president, and National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Sheldon Hackney
American experience( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders", speaks with Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders", speaks with Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders", speaks with Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders", speaks with Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault, author of "Freedom Riders", speaks with Stanley Nelson about the Freedom Riders
Arthur Ashe : a life by Raymond Arsenault( Recording )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe's rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity
Constitutional law and the civil rights movement : visiting history and heroes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary which visits sites that were significant in the civil rights movement in the United States. Presents the information in an oral history format, with interviews with civil rights lawyers, movement veterans, and media historians
 
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Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice
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Paradise lost? : the environmental history of FloridaThe sound of freedom : Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the concert that awakened AmericaCrucible of liberty : 200 years of the Bill of RightsThe changing South of Gene Patterson : journalism and civil rights, 1960-1968City of intrigue, nest of revolution : a documentary history of Key West in the nineteenth centuryAmerican experience
Alternative Names
Raymond Arsenault American historian

Raymond Arsenault Amerikaans historicus

Raymond Arsenault historiador estadounidense

Languages
English (113)