A Troubled History: The Governance of Higher Education in Mississippi (Paperback)

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The troubled history of higher education in Mississippi is a mirror image of the cultural and political dynamics that have shaped the state's history over the last two centuries. The interaction between race and place, the juxtaposition of wealth and poverty, illiteracy and literary genius, the conflict and change and continuity that mark the contours of its history, have influenced the development of higher education in Mississippi. This ground-breaking book traces the gradual and often controversial expansion of Mississippi's institutions of higher learning from the founding of Jefferson College in 1802, through the sectional crisis and Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Great Depression, the Bilbo Purge, World War II, the Meredith Crisis, and the Civil Rights Revolution.

About the Author


David G. Sansing is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Mississippi.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781936946587
ISBN-10: 1936946580
Publisher: Nautilus
Publication Date: August 17th, 2015
Pages: 162
Language: English