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“Students Are [Not] Slaves”: 1960s Student Power Debates in Tennessee

Ballantyne, K (2019) “Students Are [Not] Slaves”: 1960s Student Power Debates in Tennessee. Journal of American Studies, 54 (2). pp. 295-322. ISSN 0021-8758

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This article examines 1960s student power debates at Tennessee universities. It makes three main arguments. First, student protests over<jats:italic>in loco parentis</jats:italic>restrictions fit into an emerging student demand for autonomy more broadly, even in a politically and culturally conservative state like Tennessee. Second, these student power debates complicate the 1960s movements declension narrative, since Tennessee student activism peaked in 1970. Third, though black and white students both demanded greater personal autonomy, continued racial inequities on and off Tennessee campuses rendered their experiences distinct.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies; Cultural Studies
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LA History of education
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2023 12:56
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2023 13:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1017/s0021875818001482
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18613
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