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Highway History

The Road to Civil Rights

References

Books

  • Ambrose, Stephen, Eisenhower: The President, A Touchstone Book, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1984.
  • Arsenault, Raymond, Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Barnes, Catherine A., Journey from Jim Crow: The Desegregation of Southern Transit, Columbia University Press, 1983.
  • Branch, Taylor, Parting the Waters: American in the King Years 1954-1963, Simon and Schuster, 1988.
  • Branch, Taylor, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-1965, A Touchstone Book, Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  • Branch, Taylor, At Canaan's Edge: American in the King Years 1965-68, Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Brinkley, Douglas, "The Alcan Highway," Introduction to Griggs, William E., The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Military Highway: A Photographic History, University Press of Mississippi, 2002.
  • Brinkley, Douglas, Rosa Parks, Viking, 2000.
  • Carbado, Devon W., and Weise, Donald, editors, Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin, Cleis Press, Inc., 2003.
  • Coates, Ken, North to Alaska!, University of Alaska Press, 1992.
  • Colley, David P. The Road to Victory: The Untold Story of World War II's Red Ball Express, Brassey's, 2000.
  • Crew, Spencer R., Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915-1940, Smithsonian Institution, 1987.
  • Fireside, Harvey, Separate and Equal: Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court Decision that Legalized Racism, Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2004.
  • Gentile, Thomas, March on Washington: August 28, 1963, New Day Publications, 1983.
  • Ginsburg, Gilbert, A Practical Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act: Course Manual, Federal Publications, Inc., 1998.
  • Heinemann, Ronald L., Harry Byrd of Virginia, University of Virginia Press, 1996.
  • Holbrook, Stewart H., The Story of American Railroads, Bonanza Books, 1957.
  • Irons, Peter, Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision, Penguin Books, 2004.
  • Lemann, Nicholas, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America, Vintage Books, 1992.
  • Loewen, James W., Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism, A Touchstone Book, Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Lowry, Beverly, Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life, Doubleday, 2007.
  • McCullough, David, Truman, Simon and Schuster, 1992.
  • McMillen, Neil R., Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow, University of Illinois Press, 1989.
  • Meyer, Eugene L., Maryland: Lost and Found, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.
  • Mohl, Raymond A., The Interstate and the Cities: Highways, Housing, and the Freeway Revolt, Poverty and Race Research Action Council, 2002.
    Packard, Jerrold M. American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow, St. Martins Griffin, 2002.
  • Perlstein, Rick, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, Scribner, 2009.
  • Pietila, Antero, Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City (Ivan R. Dee, 2010.
  • Posnanski, Joe, The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America, Harper, 2008.
  • Posner, Gerald, Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Random House, 1998.
  • Ritchie, Andrew, Major Taylor: "The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World," Cycle Publishing, 2nd edition, 2010.
  • Robinson, Jo Ann Gibson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It," The University of Tennessee Press, 1987.
  • Rose, Mark H., Interstate Express Highway Politics: 1939-1989 (Revised edition), The University of Tennessee Press, 1979.
  • Rowan, Carl T., South of Freedom, Alfred A. Knopf, 1952.
  • Royko, Mike, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago, E. P. Dutton and Company, 1971.
  • Rugh, Susan Sessions, Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations, University Press of Kansas, 2008.
  • Smith, Robert A., A Social History of the Bicycle, American Heritage Press, 1972.
  • Taeuber, Karl E., and Taueber, Alma F., "The Black Population in the United States," The Black American Reference Book, Smythe, Mable M., editor, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976.
  • Trollope, Anthony, North America (editors Smalley, Donald, and Booth, Bradford Allen), Alfred A. Knopf, 1951.
  • Twichell, Heath, Northwest Epic: The Building of the Alaska Highway, St. Martin's Press, 1992.
  • Tye, Larry, Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class, Henry Holt and Company, 2004.
  • Vlack, John Michael, "Above Ground on the Underground Railroad," Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in History and Memory, Blight, David W., ed., Smithsonian Books, 2004.
  • Washington, James Melvin, editor, A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harper One, 1991.
  • Woodward, C. Vann, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, A Galaxy Book, Oxford University Press, 14th Printing, 1965.
  • Wright, Richard, 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States, Viking Press, 1941.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles, plus Miscellaneous

  • "51 Years of Service," The News in Public Roads, November 1955, p. 1.
  • Arnold, Martin, "Road Facilities to Aid Caravans," The New York Times, August 28, 1963.
  • Associated Press, "3 Rights Buses are Stoned," The New York Times, August 29, 1963.
  • "AASHO Endorses FHWA Civil Rights Program," FHWA News, August 19, 1969.
  • "Automatic Data Processing Division Installs New, Large Computer," The News in Public Roads, January 1963.
  • "Bureau of Roads Aide Retiring After 50 Years," The Evening Star, November 26, 1955.
  • Caldwell, Earl, "Sanitation Strike in Memphis Ends," The New York Times, April 17, 1968.
  • Caldwell, Earl, "Abernathy Plans a 'Massive' March," The New York Times, April 22, 1968.
  • Caldwell, Earl, "Campaign of Poor Begins in Capital," The New York Times, April 30, 1968.
  • Caldwell, Earl, "High Court Building Stormed in Demonstration by the Poor," The New York Times, May 30, 1968.
  • Caldwell, Earl, "Clark is Besieged by Poor in Capital," The New York Times, June 4, 1968.
  • "The Colored Man and the League," Good Roads, April 1894.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "Congressmen Bid Poor Restrict Drive," The New York Times, May 4, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "5,000 Open Poor People's Campaign in Washington," The New York Times, March 13, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "'City' of the Poor Begun in Capital," The New York Times, May 14, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "'Financial Crisis' Forces a Delay in March of Poor," The New York Times, May 18, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "18 Arrested in Protest by Poor Near Capitol," The New York Times, May 24, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "Rustin Suspends His Role in March," The New York Times, June 7, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "Over 50,000 March in Capital in Support of the Poor," The New York Times, June 20, 1968.
  • Franklin, Ben A., "Abernathy Gets 20-Day Jail Term; Capital Calmer," The New York Times, June 26, 1968.
  • Gifford, Bill, "The Great Black North," Washington City Paper, October 8, 1993.
  • Hallifax, Jackie, "Historians plan reunion for black soldiers who worked on Alaska road," Associated Press, date unknown, but probably September 1990.
  • Herbers, John, "Rights Conference Averts Showdown on War Policy," The New York Times, June 3, 1966.
  • "Hotels on the Highway," Ebony, June 1955.
  • Johnson, William E., "Minority Business Enterprise Shows 1981 Gains," FHWA News, June 1982.
  • Jones, Theodore, "Tired New Yorkers Head Home Full of Praise for Capital Rally," The New York Times, August 29, 1963.
  • Kelly, Fred C., "The Great Bicycle Craze," American Heritage, December 1956.
  • Kenworthy, E. W., "Senator, 70 to 30, Invokes Closure on Voting Rights," The New York Times, May 26, 1965.
  • Kenworthy, E. W., "Democratic Bill on Voting Passed by House, 333-85," The New York Times, July 10, 1965.
  • Kenworthy, E. W., "Johnson Signs Voting Rights Bill, Orders Immediate Enforcement; 4 Suits will Challenge Poll Tax," The New York Times, August 7, 1965.
  • Kiely, Kathy, and Stumpe, Joe, "Slater Takes High Road All the Way to the Top," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 9, 1997.
  • Lindo, Tresha, "Troops re-united for highway's 50th anniversary," The Famuan, January 13, 1992.
  • Loftus, Joseph A., "Delays are few and Short-Lived," The New York Times, August 29, 1963.
  • LoLordo, Ann, "Black GIs helped carved a road across frozen hell," The Baltimore Sun, July 4, 1992.
  • "Marcher From Alabama," The New York Times, August 29, 1963.
  • "Marchers Sing and Voice Hope on Way to Washington Rally," The New York Times, August 29, 1963.
  • Martin, D. G., "Our Governors - How Quickly We Forget," Chatham Journal, June 20, 1005
  • Mohl, Raymond A., The Interstate and the Cities: Highways, Housing, and the Freeway Revolt, Poverty and Race Research Action Council, 2002.
    Olsenius, Richard, "Alaska Highway - Wilderness Escape Route," National Geographic, November 1991.
  • Powledge, Fred, "Alabamians Gay on Bus Journey," The New York Times, August 28, 1963.
  • Rasmussen, Frederick N., "Racial bias revealed along U.S. 40 in 1961," The Baltimore Sun, October 8, 2005.
  • Reed, Roy, "Meredith Begins Mississippi Walk to Combat Fear," The New York Times, June 6, 1966.
  • Robertson, Nan, "President to Sign Voting Bill Today," The New York Times, August 6, 1965.
  • Schuyler, George S., "Traveling Jim Crow," The American Mercury, August 1930.
  • "Throng Gets Quick Start" and "3 Youths Stone Marchers' Bus," The Evening Star, August 28, 1963.
  • "Voting Right Bill Sent to Johnson," The New York Times, August 5, 1965..
  • Weingroff, Richard F., "The Genie in the Bottle," Public Roads, September/October 2000.
  • Woodard, C. Vann, "The Birth of Jim Crow," American Heritage, April 1964.

Government Publications

  • America's Highways 1776-1976, Federal Highway Administration, 1976.
  • Annual Report of the Federal Works Agency, 1944.
  • Interregional Highways, House Document No. 379, 78th Congress, 2d Session, Government Printing Office, 1944.
  • Toll Roads and Free Roads, House Document No. 272, 76th congress, 1st Session, Government Printing Office, 1939.
  • To Secure These Rights: The Report of The President's Committee on Civil Rights, Government Printing Office, 1947.
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