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Mitchell, Dennis J.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 341 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: E748.S656, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dennis J Mitchell
Mississippi liberal : a biography of Frank E. Smith by Dennis J Mitchell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For openly supporting John F. Kennedy's bid for the presidency, Smith lost the congressional seat he had held for thirteen tumultuous but productive years. After the election in 1960, Kennedy appointed him to the governing board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on which Smith served until 1972. In this position he clashed with the growing environmental movement outside the TVA. At the same time, he worked with the Southern Regional Council and the Voter Education Project to register black voters throughout the South."
Cross and Tory democracy : a political biography of Richard Assheton Cross by Dennis J Mitchell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi : a portrait of an american state by Jesse O McKee ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new history of Mississippi by Dennis J Mitchell ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi liberal a biography of Frank E. Smith by Dennis J Mitchell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Instead of turning toward hatred after his father was murdered by a black man in 1926, Frank E. Smith committed himself to helping his racist state move toward integration and racial harmony. He was an anomaly in his heyday, a white politician who staunchly supported the civil rights movement at home. As a young man growing up in the Mississippi Delta, arguably one of the most segregated and violent regions in America during the Jim Crow era, Smith (1918-1997) made the decision to work for political and social change in Mississippi. For openly supporting John F. Kennedy's bid for the presidency, Smith lost the congressional seat he had held for thirteen tumultuous but productive years. After the election in 1960, Kennedy appointed him to the governing board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on which Smith served until 1972. In this position he clashed with the growing environmental movement outside the TVA. At the same time, he worked with the Southern Regional Council and the Voter Education Project to register black voters throughout the South. As this biography details the conflicting political terrains in Smith's life, it reveals the complexities of his political and social views and shows Smith as a man at odds both with the conservative establishment of the 1960s and the left wing of his own party.-Dust jacket
 
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Audience level: 0.78 (from 0.00 for Mississipp ... to 0.94 for Cross and ...)
Languages
English (11)
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