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William Ivy Hair

Full Name: William Ivy Hair
Number of Works: 4
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ISBN: 0807113484, 9780807113486
Keywords: orleans, race, riot, new, charles, fury, robert, carnival
Pages: 216
Published: 1976
  • Rating: 80%

One July week in 1900 an obscure black laborer named Robert Charles drew national headlines when he shot twenty-seven whites--including seven policemen--in a series of encounters with the New Orleans police. An avid supporter of black emigration, Charles believed it foolish to rely on southern whites to uphold the law or to acknowledge even minimal human rights for blacks. He therefore systematically armed himself, manufacturing round after round of his own ammunition before undertaking his intentionally symbolic act of violent resistance. After the shootings, Charles became an instant hero am
ISBN: 080712124X, 9780807121245
Keywords: huey, times, life, realm, kingfish
Pages: 430
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 80%

'Well proportioned and tartly written, Hair's book is notable for its conceptualization and exhaustive research, for its analysis of Long's extraordinary control of Louisiana and his role in national politics, and for its interpretation of the Long phenomenon.'--Journal of American History
ISBN: 0882732315, 9780882732312
Keywords: history, louisiana
Pages: 306
Published: 1984