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Silver, James W. (James Wesley) 1907-1988

Overview
Works: 43 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 5,079 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Personal narratives  Diaries  Biography  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dissertant
Classifications: F345, 309.175
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Mississippi : the closed society by James W Silver( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mississippi: The Closed Society is a book about an insurrection in modern America, more particularly, about the social and historical background of that insurrection. It is written by a historian who, on September 30, 1962, witnessed the long night of riot that exploded on the campus of the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Students, and later, adults with no connection with the university, attacked U.S. marshals sent to the campus to protect James H. Meredith, the first African American to attend Ole Miss. In the first part of Mississippi: The Closed Society, Silver describes how the state's commitment to the doctrine of white supremacy led to a situation in which continued intransigence (and possibly violence) seemed the only course left in massive resistance. In these chapters the author speaks in the more formal measures of the historian. In the second part of the book, "Some Letters from the Closed Society," he reproduces (among other correspondence and memoranda) a series of his letters to friends and family--and critics--in the days and weeks after the insurrection. Here he reveals himself personally and forcefully. In both parts of the book Silver bares the mind and heart of a southerner haunted by cataclysmic events. This essential, seminal book, back in print, is prominent in the bibliographies of every civil rights history that followed its publication"--Provided by publisher
Confederate morale and church propaganda by James W Silver( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to show what part religion played in bringing on secession and promoting the War between the States and the collapse from within of the Confederacy
Mississippi : the closed society by James W Silver( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mississippi: The Closed Society is a book about an insurrection in modern America, more particularly, about the social and historical background of that insurrection. It is written by a historian who, on September 30, 1962, witnessed the long night of riot that exploded on the campus of the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Students, and later, adults with no connection with the university, attacked U.S. marshals sent to the campus to protect James H. Meredith, the first African American to attend Ole Miss. In the first part of Mississippi: The Closed Society, Silver describes how the state's commitment to the doctrine of white supremacy led to a situation in which continued intransigence (and possibly violence) seemed the only course left in massive resistance. In these chapters the author speaks in the more formal measures of the historian. In the second part of the book, "Some Letters from the Closed Society," he reproduces (among other correspondence and memoranda) a series of his letters to friends and family--and critics--in the days and weeks after the insurrection. Here he reveals himself personally and forcefully. In both parts of the book Silver bares the mind and heart of a southerner haunted by cataclysmic events. This essential, seminal book, back in print, is prominent in the bibliographies of every civil rights history that followed its publication"--
Mississippi in the Confederacy( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life for the Confederacy, as recorded in the pocket diaries of Pvt. Robert A. Moore. Co. G. 17th Mississippi Regiment, Confederate Guards, Holly Springs, Mississippi by Robert A Moore( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Pendleton Gaines, frontier general by James W Silver( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Pendleton Gaines and frontier problems, 1801-1849 by James W Silver( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Aufstand von Ole Miss : zum Rassenkonflikt in Mississippi by James W Silver( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep South; a social anthropological study of caste and class by Allison Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the people of Natchez, Mississippi, as they investigated how class and caste informed daily life in a typical southern community. This Southern Classics edition of their study offers contemporary students of history a provocative collection of primary material gathered by conscientious and well-trained participant-observers, who found then--as now--intertwined social and economic inequalities at the root of racial tensions. Expanding on earlier studies of community stratification by social class, researchers in the Deep South Project introduced the additional concept of caste, which parsed a community through rigid social ranks assigned at birth and unalterable through life--a concept readily identifiable in the racial divisions of the Jim Crow South. As African American researchers, Davis and his wife, Elizabeth, along with his assistant St. Clair Drake, were able to gain unrivaled access to the black community in rural Mississippi, unavailable to their white counterparts. Through their interviews and experiences, the authors vividly capture the nuances in caste-enforcing systems of tenant-landlord relations, local government, and law enforcement. But the chief achievement of Deep South is its rich analysis of how the southern economic system, and sharecropping in particular, functioned to maintain rigid caste divisions along racial lines. In the new introduction to this edition, Jennifer Jensen Wallach situates this germinal study within the field of social anthropology and against the backdrop of similar community studies of the era. She also details the subsequent careers of this distinguished team of researchers. --Publisher description
General Edmund P. Gaines and the protection of the southwestern frontiers by James W Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Pendleton Gaines and frontier problems by James W Silver( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi in the confederacy as they saw it( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.P.J. Mooney of the Memphis Commercial Appeal : crusader for diversification by James W Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Gaines meets Governor Troup. A state-federal clash in 1825 by James W Silver( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forming a balance sheet for French decolonization : Raymond Aron, Raymond Cartier and the debate over the African Empire by James W Silver( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi, etc by James W Silver( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James W. Silver and Martin J. Dain collection( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Silver and Martin Dain Collection consists of fourteen folders of correspondence and interviews between James W. Silver, professor at the University of Mississippi and author of Mississippi: The Closed Society, and Martin Dain, a photographer who traveled frequently to Oxford, Miss., to document William Faulkner and the hill country region in which Faulkner lived. The collection includes correspondence from the early 1960s, when Dain was preparing his book, Faulkner's Country: Yoknapatawpha, through the 1980s
Edmund Pendleton Gaines : railroad propagandist by James W Silver( )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sociedad cerrada by James W Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi in the confederacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
James Silver American historian

James Silver Amerikaans historicus (1907-1988)

Silver, James W.

Silver, James Wesley 1907-

Silver, James Wesley 1907-1988

Languages
English (108)

German (4)

Spanish (1)