'An American Insurrection' Forty years ago Mississippi was a state in crisis. White segregationists massed to prevent a black student, James Meredith, from entering the University of Mississippi. Host Liane Hansen talks with author William Doyle about his book An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Misssissippi, 1962 (Doubleday; ISBN: 0385499698), which details Meredith's efforts to enter the University, and how the troops, called in by President Kennedy, saved the city of Oxford from destruction.
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'An American Insurrection'

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'An American Insurrection'

'An American Insurrection'

'An American Insurrection'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Forty years ago Mississippi was a state in crisis. White segregationists massed to prevent a black student, James Meredith, from entering the University of Mississippi. Host Liane Hansen talks with author William Doyle about his book An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Misssissippi, 1962 (Doubleday; ISBN: 0385499698), which details Meredith's efforts to enter the University, and how the troops, called in by President Kennedy, saved the city of Oxford from destruction.