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Fairclough, Adam

Overview
Works: 22 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 9,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Diaries  Interviews  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Adam Fairclough
A class of their own : Black teachers in the segregated South by Adam Fairclough( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major undertaking, noted civil rights historian Fairclough chronicles the odyssey of black teachers in the South from emancipation in 1865 to integration 100 years later
The Star Creek papers by Horace Mann Bond( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Horace and Julia Bond moved to Louisiana in 1934, they entered a world where the legacy of slavery was miscegenation, lingering paternalism, and deadly racism. The Bonds were a young, well-educated, and idealistic African American couple working for the Rosenwald Fund, a trust established by a northern philanthropist to build schools in rural areas. They were part of the "Explorer Project," sent to investigate the progress of the school in the Star Creek district of Washington Parish
To redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adam Fairclough( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though sometimes derided as inefficient, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) excelled during the 1960s in the one activity that mattered the most in the struggle against segregation: the skillful use of nonviolent direct action. Under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Ir., members of the SCLC out-sang, out-marched, and out-prayed their white oppressors. And, as Adam Fairclough reveals in this study they also out-thought them. This book is a history of the SCLC and its role in bringing about a second reconstruction in the South--one that made good the promise of the first. Firmly rooted in the Black church, the SCLC was a spiritually guided organization, but Fairclough shows that it was also an extremely practical one. With painfully limited resources of manpower and money, the organization learned to direct its energies carefully in order to achieve the maximum effect and to place the most pressure on a federal government that was, throughout the struggle, reluctant to act. The SCLC's great talent was in merging grass-roots protest with diplomacy at the highest levels of government, and if it was the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) that was the most effective in advancing voter registration drives and creating local organizations, it was SCLC that built on those foundations and brought to bear, through its campaigns in Selma and Birmingham, the pressure on the national government that resulted in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.--Adapted from book jacket
Better day coming : Blacks and equality, 1890-2000 by Adam Fairclough( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the African-American struggle for racial equality, from the anti-lynching campaign launched by Ida B. Wells in the 1890s, through the leadership of Jesse Jackson, focusing on events in the American South
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adam Fairclough( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a public career spanning only twelve years, Martin Luther King, Jr., transformed the South - and the nation - and reinvigorated American democracy. From the pulpit and from jail, he inspired African Americans to rebel against white supremacy, nonviolently defying racism, bigotry, and brutality. He also sought a better way of life for all poor and powerless people, black and white alike. In this concise and readable biography, Adam Fairclough chronicles the major events of King's life and assesses his achievements as the preeminent leader of the civil rights movement. Throughout, Fairclough charts the major stages of King's philosophical and political growth, examining his opposition to the Vietnam War, his response to Black Power, and his growing concern for economic justice. Fairclough rounds out his portrait with an assessment of King's legacy to America and his continuing relevance to the struggle throughout the world for freedom and equality
Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 by Adam Fairclough( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and Democracy is the first history of the civil rights movement in Louisiana. Central to Race and Democracy is Fairclough's argument that historians and the media, in their fascination with the action-oriented, youth-dominated 1960s, do not appreciate the full variety, depth, and durability of black protest. Moreover, by according higher visibility to the most "glamorous" aspects of the movement, they have neglected the crucial role of the NAACP. The dominant civil rights organization in the deep south before the mid-1950s, the NAACP had already amassed an impressive record of victories through litigation and fieldwork before SCLC, CORE, and SNCC arrived on the scene. In reassessing the role of the NAACP, Race and Democracy highlights the contributions of black lawyer Alexander Pierre Tureaud and the many extraordinarily brave men and women for whom the struggle for civil rights was a lifetime commitment. Race and Democracy includes careful analyses of white responses to the civil rights movement as expressed through political factions, trade unions, business lobbies, the Catholic Church, White Citizens Councils, and the Ku Klux Klan. As well as examining the leadership of three powerful governors - Huey Long, Earl Long, and John McKeithen - it describes the roles of such key individuals as federal judge Skelly Wright, Catholic archbishop Joseph Rummel, and racist politico Leander H. Perez. Throughout, Fairclough places the Louisiana movement in the context of such national trends and events as war, depression, McCarthyism, Black Power, and federal intervention. He concludes by surveying present-day Louisiana and assessing the political significance of David Duke
Teaching equality : Black schools in the age of Jim Crow by Adam Fairclough( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Teaching Equality, Adam Fairclough provides an overview of the enormous contributions made by African American teachers to the black freedom movement in the United States. Beginning with the close of the Civil War, when "the efforts of the slave regime to prevent black literacy meant that blacks ... associated education with liberation," Fairclough explores the development of educational ideals in the black community up through the years of the civil rights movement. He traces black educator's connection to the white community and examines the difficult compromises they had to make in order to secure schools and funding. Teachers did not, he argues, sell out the black community but instead instilled hope and commitment to equality in the minds of their pupils
The revolution that failed : reconstruction in Natchitoches by Adam Fairclough( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book combines a fine-grain local study of the oldest European settlement in Louisiana, with the story of Reconstruction at the state and national level. It offers a dramatic narrative of political, racial, and personal conflicts, while putting forward an analysis of Reconstruction that challenges current received wisdom
The domestication of Martin Luther King Jr. : Clarence B. Jones, right-wing conservatism, and the manipulation of the King legacy by Lewis V Baldwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays challenge and contradict the revisionist use of King for conservative and right-wing purposes
Before Brown : civil rights and white backlash in the modern South by Andrew Michael Manis( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailing the ferment in civil rights that took place across the South before the momentous Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954, this collection refutes the notion that the movement began with the Supreme Court decision, and suggests, rather, that the movement originated in the 1930s and earlier, spurred by the Great Depression and, later, World War II
Blacks and equality, 1890-2000 by Adam Fairclough( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Fairclough chronicles the struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in a society that, after the collapse of the reconstruction, sanctioned racial segregation, racial discrimination and political supremacy
The use and abuse of religion : the Baptist church and the American civil rights movement by Adam Fairclough( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the rise and fall of the nonviolent civil rights movement by Adam Fairclough( Book )

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

To redeem the soul of America : the southern christian leadership conference and Martin Luther King by Adam Fairclough( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adam Fairclough by Adam Fairclough( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entwicklung des öffentlichen Bildungswesens im Süden der USA by Adam Fairclough( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Was Martin Luther King a Marxist? by Adam Fairclough( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Civil rights movement in America 1941-1988 by Adam Fairclough( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adam Fairclough oral history collection by Adam Fairclough( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Adam Fairclough oral history collection contains three audiocassettes of interviews conducted by Dr. Adam Fairclough during his research period for his book "Race & Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972." Included is one cassette each of interviews with William Bailey, Sr. (President of the Bogalusa NAACP, 1950-72), Harvey R.H. Britton (Field Director of the NAACP in Louisiana), and James H. Henderson (President of the New Iberia NAACP, 1964-70)
Louisiana's Florida Parishes : securing the good life from a troubled land( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The film offers a spirited narrative, period music, maps and illustrations, scholarly interviews and live-action recreations to trace the Florida Parishes' distinctive development from the exploration of Bayou Manchac by the French in 1699, to the area's current position as one of the fastest-growing region of the state."--Center's web site
 
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To redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Star Creek papersTo redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.Better day coming : Blacks and equality, 1890-2000Martin Luther King, Jr.Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972Teaching equality : Black schools in the age of Jim CrowBlacks and equality, 1890-2000
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (106)

German (1)