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[BOOKS] ✬ James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot ✮ Henry T. Gallagher – Viagraonl1ne.us

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot In September 1962, James Meredith Became The First African American Admitted To The University Of Mississippi A Milestone In The Civil Rights Movement, His Admission Triggered A Riot Spurred By A Mob Of Three Thousand Whites From Across The South And All But Officially Stoked By The State S Segregationist Authorities Historians Have Called The Oxford Riot Nothing Less Than An Insurrection And The Worst Constitutional Crisis Since The Civil War The Escalating Conflict Prompted President John F Kennedy To Send Twenty Thousand Regular Army Troops, In Addition To Federalized Mississippi National Guard Soldiers, Into The Civil Unrest Ten Thousand Into The Town Itself To Quell Rioters And Restore Law And Order James Meredith And The Ole Miss Riot Is The Memoir Of One Of The Participants, A Young Army Second Lieutenant Named Henry Gallagher, Born And Raised In Minnesota His Military Police Battalion From New Jersey Deployed, Without The Benefit Of Riot Control Practice Or Advance Briefing, Into A Deadly Civil Rights Confrontation He Was Thereafter Assigned As The Officer In Charge Of Meredith S Security Detail At A Time When He Faced Very Real Threats To His Life.Gallagher S First Person Account Considers The Performance Of His Fellow Soldiers Before And After The Riot He Writes Of The Behavior Of The White Students, Some Of Them Defiant, Others Perceiving A Communist Inspired Kennedy Conspiracy In Meredith S Entry Into Mississippi S Flagship University The Author Depicts The Student, Meredith, A Man Who At Times Seemed Disconnected With The Violent Reality That Swirled Around Him, And Who Even Aspired To Be Freed Of His Protectors So That He Could Just Be Another Ole Miss Student James Meredith And The Ole Miss Riot Is Both An Invaluable Perspective On A Pivotal Moment In American History And An In Depth Look At A Unique Home Front Military Action From The Vantage Of The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Riot, Henry T Gallagher Reveals The Young Man He Was In The Midst Of One Of History S Most Profound Tests, A Soldier From The Midwest Encountering The Powder Keg Of The Old South And Its Violent Racial Divisions.

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ✬ James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot ✮ Henry T. Gallagher – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    Praise to the person who gets sucked into a historical moment and lives to tell the story Author and former MP Gallagher describes his surprise deployment to Oxford, Mississippi in 1962 The riot and subsequent occupation by federal troops has been called the last battle of the Civil War The author was there He played a role He took notes His story reminds us of how hateful people could be back then, in the good old days He presents an interesting bird s eye view of James Meredith After all, Henry Gallagher was merely Meredith s guard who was instructed to keep a healthy distance from his charge His sketch of Meredith spurs the reader to investigate further the life of the first black student at Ole Miss What a strong and focused individuala real hero.This book is well documented, with a handy glossary of military terms Gallagher has a rather...


  2. says:

    After reading the forward, preface, introduction and acknowledgements, I realized the story was written in journal letter style, which I don t like.


  3. says:

    A great book given in pure candid raw unabridged fashion it gives a great retrospective on what went on during the Ole Miss incident through the eyes of the original OIC A must read for sure.

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