Speeches and Letters to the Editor


Mississippi: The Closed Society, James W. Silver to the Southern Historical Association, 7 November 1963


James W. Silver

Other Form of Name

Silver, James W. (James Wesley), 1907-1988



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James Silver's presidential address to the Southern Historical Association, titled Mississippi: The Closed Society

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Silver, James W. (James Wesley), 1907-1988; Mississippi -- Social life and customs; Mississippi -- Race relations; Southern Historical Association;

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Original Format

speeches; sound recordings

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James W. Silver Collection. Archives and Special Collections. University of Mississippi Libraries.


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