The Nashville Way

The Nashville Way

Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South Ser.)

by Benjamin Houston



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Among Nashville?s Many Slogans, The One That Best Reflects Its Emphasis On Manners And Decorum Is The Nashville Way, A Phrase Coined By Boosters To Tout What They Viewed As The City?s Amicable Race Relations. Benjamin Houston Offers The First Scholarly Book On The History Of Civil Rights In Nashville, Providing New Insights And Critiques Of This Moderate Progressivism For Which The City Has Long Been Credited. Introduction: The Nashville Way -- A Manner Of Segregation: Lived Race Relations And Racial Etiquette -- The Triumph Of Tokenism: Public School Desegregation -- The Shame And The Glory: The 1960 Sit-ins -- The Kingdom Or Individual Desires?: Movement And Resistance During The 1960s -- Black Power/white Power: Militancy In Late 1960s Nashville -- Cruel Mockeries: Renewing A City -- Epilogue: Achieving Justice. Benjamin Houston. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.