MISSISSIPPI: THE CLOSED SOCIETY.

Silver, James W., 1907-1988.

Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964.
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First edition (as stated upon copyright page) INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. 250 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14.25cm. White dust jacket soiled and rubbed with some foxing as well, chips at spine head and front panel's top right and bottom center, several short tears at edges too, usual color fading to spine panel's title lettering; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Red cloth, slight scuffing at spine ends and tips of board corners. Light toning to edges; light toning and foxing to endpapers. Author's five-line ink inscription upon the front free endpaper to a fellow Ole Miss (and later Mississippi State) professor: "For Jack Slay | with the regards ~ | James W. Silver | Ole Miss | July, 1954." Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. A very good copy in a good+ dust jacket. With prefatory essay "A Note From the Author," section of b/w plates on unpaged leaves, and an Index. Text divided into two parts, the first part featuring six chapters titled as: {1} "The Establishment of Orthodoxy;" {2} "The Voices of Militancy;" {3} "The Voices of Acquiescence;" {4} "The Closed Society and the Negro" also encompassing "Appendix: On Voting in the Closed Society;" {5} "The Great Confrontation and Its Aftermath" also encompassing "Appendix: On Reading the Constitution in the Closed Society;" and {6} "The Voices of Dissent and the Future of the Closed Society;" plus the concluding Part Two titled as "Some Letters from the Closed Society." A close friend of William Faulkner, James Wesley Silver (1907-1988) taught history at the University of Mississippi beginning in 1936 where he earned a reputation as a vocal sympathizer of the plight of the state's African Americans. Silver's controversial book harshly criticized Mississippi's political and racial practices and the author left Ole Miss soon after its publication. Silver joined the history department faculty at Notre Dame from 1964 to 1969 thereafter teaching at the University of South Florida until his retirement in 1979. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: MISSISSIPPI: THE CLOSED SOCIETY.
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964.

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Silver, James W. [James Wesley Silver], 1907-1988.
Published by New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964. (1964)
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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964., 1964. First edition (as stated upon copyright page). xxii, 250 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14cm. White dust jacket foxed with nicks and short tears at edges, usual color fading to spine panel's title lettering. Red cloth with dull gilt stamped spine lettering. Foxing to endpapers; past owner's ink signature at top of front free endpaper; toning to pages 242-243 caused by laid-in clipping from July 27, 1988 Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper editorial/obituary regarding Professor Silver. Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. Else a very good copy in a good+ dust jacket. With "A Note From the Author" (pages vii-xxii), section of b/w plates on unpaged leaves, and Index. Features text divided among two parts as follows: {PART ONE} "The Establishment of Orthodoxy," "The Voices of Militancy," "The Voices of Acquiescence," "The Closed Society and the Negro" (with "Appendix: On Voting in the Closed Society"), "The Great Confrontation and Its Aftermath" (with "Appendix: On Reading the Constitution in the Closed Society"), "The Voices of Dissent and the Future of the Closed Society," and concluding with {PART TWO} "Some Letters from the Closed Society." James Wesley Silver (1907-1988) taught history at the University of Mississippi beginning in 1936 where he earned a reputation as a vocal sympathizer of the plight of the state's African Americans. Silver's controversial book harshly criticized Mississippi's political and racial practices and the author left Ole Miss soon after its publication. Silver joined the history department faculty at Notre Dame from 1964 to 1969 thereafter teaching at the University of South Florida until his retirement in 1979. In a bit of Mississippi trivia, William Faulkner used to watch episodes of "Car 54, Where Are You" and occasionally "Bonanza" too at Professor Silver's house on the Ole Miss campus. {MS Shelf #4}. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-06937

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Silver, James W. [James Wesley Silver], 1907-1988.
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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., August 1964., 1964. Third printing (per publisher's letter/date code on copyright page). xxii, 250 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14cm. White dust jacket foxed particularly along spine and flap folds as well as at tops of flaps; slight wear at spine and flap fold ends; mild color smudging/fading to some of front panel's title lettering; usual color fading to spine panel's title lettering. Red cloth with bright gilt stamped spine lettering. Strong foxing to top edge with lighter foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge; toning/foxing to endpapers; uncommon black variant bookseller ticket "Plantation Book Shop Natchez, Miss." affixed at front pastedown's bottom right corner; some foxing to b/w plate section and preceding and succeeding leaves but interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. Else a very good copy in a good+ dust jacket. With "A Note From the Author" (pages vii-xxii), section of b/w plates on unpaged leaves, and Index. Features text divided among two parts as follows: {PART ONE} "The Establishment of Orthodoxy," "The Voices of Militancy," "The Voices of Acquiescence," "The Closed Society and the Negro" (with "Appendix: On Voting in the Closed Society"), "The Great Confrontation and Its Aftermath" (with "Appendix: On Reading the Constitution in the Closed Society"), "The Voices of Dissent and the Future of the Closed Society," and concluding with {PART TWO} "Some Letters from the Closed Society." James Wesley Silver (1907-1988) taught history at the University of Mississippi beginning in 1936 where he earned a reputation as a vocal sympathizer of the plight of the state's African Americans. Silver's controversial book harshly criticized Mississippi's political and racial practices and the author left Ole Miss soon after its publication. Silver joined the history department faculty at Notre Dame from 1964 to 1969 thereafter teaching at the University of South Florida until his retirement in 1979. In a bit of Mississippi trivia, William Faulkner used to watch episodes of "Car 54, Where Are You" and occasionally "Bonanza" too at Professor Silver's house on the Ole Miss campus. {MS Shelf #5}. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-01569

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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1964., 1964. First edition (as stated upon copyright page) INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. 250 pages. Hardcover: H 20.75cm x L 14.25cm. White dust jacket soiled and rubbed with some foxing as well, chips at spine head and front panel's top right and bottom center, several short tears at edges too, usual color fading to spine panel's title lettering; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Red cloth, slight scuffing at spine ends and tips of board corners. Light toning to edges; light toning and foxing to endpapers. Author's five-line ink inscription upon the front free endpaper to a fellow Ole Miss (and later Mississippi State) professor: "For Jack Slay | with the regards ~ | James W. Silver | Ole Miss | July, 1954." Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. A very good copy in a good+ dust jacket. With prefatory essay "A Note From the Author," section of b/w plates on unpaged leaves, and an Index. Text divided into two parts, the first part featuring six chapters titled as: {1} "The Establishment of Orthodoxy;" {2} "The Voices of Militancy;" {3} "The Voices of Acquiescence;" {4} "The Closed Society and the Negro" also encompassing "Appendix: On Voting in the Closed Society;" {5} "The Great Confrontation and Its Aftermath" also encompassing "Appendix: On Reading the Constitution in the Closed Society;" and {6} "The Voices of Dissent and the Future of the Closed Society;" plus the concluding Part Two titled as "Some Letters from the Closed Society." A close friend of William Faulkner, James Wesley Silver (1907-1988) taught history at the University of Mississippi beginning in 1936 where he earned a reputation as a vocal sympathizer of the plight of the state's African Americans. Silver's controversial book harshly criticized Mississippi's political and racial practices and the author left Ole Miss soon after its publication. Silver joined the history department faculty at Notre Dame from 1964 to 1969 thereafter teaching at the University of South Florida until his retirement in 1979. {MS Shelf #3}. Bookseller Inventory # JUN17-06592

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