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A British telegram on attitudes in the southern United States, 26 September 1957
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/126719)
Transcript
FO 371/126719; telegram to the Foreign Office, 1957

Questions

  1. According to this telegram, how was Eisenhower’s response to events in Little Rock viewed outside the South?

  2. How was Eisenhower’s response to events in Little Rock viewed in the South?

  3. What does this source tell us about the attitudes of people in the South towards desegregation?

  4. This source comes from the British Embassy in Washington. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using it as evidence about events at Little Rock?