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    Several collections of primary source documents. Includes: Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement, Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s, and James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi.
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