By William Doyle
In 1961, a black veteran named James Meredith utilized for admission to the collage of Mississippi — and introduced a criminal insurrection opposed to white supremacy within the such a lot segregated nation in the USA. Meredith’s problem finally brought on what Time journal known as “the gravest clash among federal and nation authority because the Civil War,” a quandary that on September 30, 1962, exploded right into a chaotic conflict among hundreds of thousands of white civilians and a small corps of federal marshals. To weigh down the insurrection, President John F. Kennedy ordered a lightning invasion of Mississippi via over 20,000 U.S. strive against infantry, paratroopers, army police, and nationwide defend troops.
Based on years of extensive study, together with over 500 interviews, JFK’s White residence tapes, and 9,000 pages of FBI records, An American revolt is a minute-by-minute account of the concern. William Doyle bargains intimate pics of the foremost avid gamers, from James Meredith to the segregationist Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, to President John F. Kennedy and the federal marshals and infantrymen who risked their lives to uphold the structure. The defeat of the segregationist rebellion in Oxford was once a turning aspect within the civil rights fight, and An American rebellion brings this mostly forgotten occasion to existence in all its drama, beautiful aspect, and ancient value.
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An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William Doyle