The Soiling of Old Glory

The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America


Author: Louis P. Masur

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918542

Category: History

Page: 240

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Boston, April 5, 1976. As the city simmered with racial tension over forced school busing, newsman Stanley Forman photographed a white protester outside City Hall assaulting an African American attorney with the American flag. The photo shocked Boston, made front pages across the U.S. and won a Pulitzer Prize. Acclaimed historian Louis P. Masur has done extensive research, including personal interviews with those involved, to reveal the unknown story of what really happened that day and afterward. This evocative "biography of a photograph" unpacks this arresting image to trace the lives of the men who intersected at that moment, to examine the power of photography and the meaning of the flag, and to reveal how a single picture helped change race relations in Boston and America. The Soiling of Old Glory, like the photograph itself, offers a dramatic window onto the turbulence of the 1970s and race relations in America.

Old Glory

Unfurling History


Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593730192

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 6586

Describes the histories and myths surrounding the flag of the United States of America from its revolutionary birth to the present day, and is lavishly illustrated from the archives of the Library of Congress.

"Old Glory".

The Flag of Hope for World Peace... One Hundred & Fifty Facts, Tributes & Statements about War & Peace, Everybody Should Know


Author: Eva Marshall Shontz

Publisher: N.A



Page: 37

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Old Glory

A Voyage Down the Mississippi


Author: Jonathan Raban

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307791629

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 3489

The author of Bad Land realizes a lifelong dream as he navigates the waters of the Mississippi River in a spartan sixteen-foot motorboat, producing yet another masterpiece of contemporary American travel writing. In the course of his voyage, Raban records the mercurial caprices of the river and the astonishingly varied lives of the people who live along its banks. Whether he is fishing for walleye or hunting coon, discussing theology in Prairie Du Chien or race relations in Memphis, he is an expert observer of the heartyland's estrangement from America's capitals ot power and culture, and its helpless nostalgia for its lost past. Witty, elegaic, and magnificently erudite, Old Glory is as filled with strong currents as the Mississippi itself.

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory


Author: April Jones Prince

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630833541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3059

Lively verse in large, easy-to-read type is paired with bold illustrations to create a stunning book about the American flag for even the youngest reader. A comprehensive history of the flag is included at the end, making this book especially useful for both classroom and home all year round.

A Tribute to Old Glory


Author: Stephen Combs


ISBN: 0557660831

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 6958

The Youth Companion was the largest selling publication in the U.S. in the 1890's. Its purpose was to teach patriotism to young people. Somehow, that goal seems to have been forgotten. This book is designed for families that want to teach their children why our American flag deserves our respect. The story of the Stars and Stripes is a story of heroism, a story of our culture, and a story of traditions. The book gives a history of our flag and offers tribute to those who have carried it and fought for our country. The book presents short stories with facts and information on how our flag has evolved, along with fun trivia and quizzes. Yet, it makes strong moral assertions about the ideals our flag represents.

Old Glory


Author: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781290303507


Page: 142

View: 8654

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.