Why Busing Failed
Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (American Crossroads #42)
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This broad and incisive history of busing features a cast of characters that includes national political figures such as then-president Richard Nixon, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, and antibusing advocate Louise Day Hicks, as well as some lesser-known activists on both sides of the issue—Boston civil rights leaders Ruth Batson and Ellen Jackson, who opposed segregated schools, and Pontiac housewife and antibusing activist Irene McCabe, black conservative Clay Smothers, and Florida governor Claude Kirk, all supporters of school segregation. Why Busing Failed shows how antibusing parents and politicians ultimately succeeded in preventing full public school desegregation.
Praise For Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation (American Crossroads #42)…
— Library Journal
"Meticulous and insightful. . . . Delmont’s critique is tough but fair."
— The Boston Globe
"Why Busing Failed is an ambitious and well-researched account of an important aspect of the struggle for racial and educational equality in the United States."
— Pacific Historical Review
University of California Press, 9780520284258, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2016