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Fairclough, Adam

Overview
Works: 16 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 9,332 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.61, 323.1196073075
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Fairclough
To redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adam Fairclough( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,484 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 )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,301 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 991 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 887 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
A class of their own : Black teachers in the segregated South by Adam Fairclough( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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
Teaching equality : Black schools in the age of Jim Crow by Adam Fairclough( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 618 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 Star Creek papers by Horace Mann Bond( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star Creek Papers is a never before published account of the complex realities of race relations in the rural South in the 1930s
The domestication of Martin Luther King Jr. : Clarence B. Jones, right-wing conservatism, and the manipulation of the King legacy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays challenge and contradict the revisionist use of King for conservative and right-wing purposes
Martin Luther King by Adam Fairclough( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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

1 edition published in 1977 in English 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

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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Makers Of the 20th Century : Martin Luther King by Adam Fairclough( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alternative Names
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Adam Fairclough Tall, White Hair, Glasses, White, Male.

Languages
English (79)

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Better day coming : Blacks and equality, 1890-2000Martin Luther King, Jr.Race & democracy : the civil rights struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972A class of their own : Black teachers in the segregated SouthTeaching equality : Black schools in the age of Jim CrowThe Star Creek papers