PublicAffairs - In strom, jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson deliver a remarkable look at the life of a remarkable — and complicated — politician. They both covered him for years and broke the big stories. In strom, they tell us a great deal about power and politics in our nation and race's twisted roots in the 20th century South.

Board of education ruling, holder of the record for a Senate filibuster for his opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Bill. An intense public examination of thurmond's legacy began when he left the Senate at age 100, continued when he passed away soon after and only grew when Essie Mae Washington-Williams announced in December 2003 that she was the senator's long-rumored black daughter.

Strom - First elected to public office in 1929, strom thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation's politics for more than seven decades particularly when it came to issues of race: the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 "Southern Manifesto" against the Brown vs. PublicAffairs. Yet as a young man thurmond had secretly fathered a daughter with the family's black maid, and quietly supported her through college and beyond.

Bass and thompson know Strom better than anyone.

Killers of the Dream

W. W. Norton & Company - A southern white writer, and activist, educator, Lillian Smith 1897–1966 spoke out all her life against injustice. When people think more of their skin color than of their souls, something has happened to them. Today, readers are rediscovering in Smith's writings a forceful analysis of the dynamics of racism, as well as her prophetic understanding of the connections between racial and sexual oppression.

. Published to wide controversy, it became the source acknowledged or unacknowledged of much of our thinking about race relations and was for many a catalyst for the civil rights movement. It remains the most courageous, insightful, and eloquent critique of the pre-1960s South. I began to see racism and its rituals of segregation as a symptom of a grave illness, " Smith wrote.

Killers of the Dream - In killers of the dream 1949, sex, she draws on memories of her childhood to describe the psychological and moral cost of the powerful, contradictory rules about sin, her most influential book, and segregation―the intricate system of taboos―that undergirded Southern society.

The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights Critical Historical Encounters Series

Oxford University Press - Written from the unique perspective of a student, lambert explores the riot and its aftermath, examining why James Meredith deemed it important enough to risk his life in order to enter Ole Miss and why scores of white students resisted Meredith's enrollment. In the battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. Part of the critical historical Encounters series, The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v.

Marshals and killing two civilians, and forcing the federal government to send thousands of soldiers to restore the peace. States' rights, frank lambert--who was a student at Ole Miss at the time and witnessed many of these events--provides an engaging narrative of the tumultuous period surrounding Meredith's arrival at the University of Mississippi.

The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States' Rights Critical Historical Encounters Series - Since 1945, and the 1960s. Survey courses and courses in African American History, Civil Rights, the U. S. The violent riot that followed would be one of the most deadly clashes of the civil rights era, seriously wounding scores of U. S. States' rights is an ideal supplement for undergraduate U. S. James meredith broke the color barrier in 1962 as the first African American student at Ole Miss.

Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

Da Capo Press - Da capo Press. A haunting exploration of faith, what began as a journalistic assignment-covering the trial of an alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes-would evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling--"One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years" Chicago Tribune For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling.

Set in the heart of appalachia, salvation on sand mountain is Covington's unsurpassed and chillingly captivating exploration of the nature, power, and extremity of faith-an exploration that gradually turns inward, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes.

Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond

Taylor Trade Publishing - The most comprehensive biography to date of America's oldest, larger-than-life, and longest serving senator. Da capo Press.

All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

Vintage - This triumphant autobiography, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral reminiscences, is the plain-spoken story of an “over-average” man who witnessed wrenching changes in the lives of Southern black people—and whose unassuming courage helped bring those changes about. At the age of nine, he was picking cotton for thirty-five cents an hour.

Nate shaw's father was born under slavery. Da capo Press. Nate shaw was born into a bondage that was only a little gentler. His defiance cost him twelve years in prison. At the age of forty-seven, he faced down a crowd of white deputies who had come to confiscate a neighbor's crop.

Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader

Hill and Wang - He did Da capo Press. Used book in Good Condition. Goldberger's War chronicles one of the U. S. Public health service's most renowned heroes--an immigrant Jew who trained as a doctor at Bellevue, became a young recruit to the federal government's health service, and ended an American plague.

Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond

Harper Perennial - Breaking nearly eight decades of silence, Essie Mae Washington–Williams comes forward with a story of unique historical magnitude and incredible human drama. Used book in Good Condition. Da capo Press. Her mother, however, was a black teenager named Carrie Butler who worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantation.

Her father, was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation one of his signature political achievements was his 24–hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the late Strom Thurmond, done in the name of saving the South from "mongrelization". With elegance, dignity, and candor, washington–Williams gives us a chapter of American history as it has never been written before–told in a voice that will be heard and cherished by future generations.

Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond - Set against the explosively changing times of the civil rights movement, supportive of her education, railing against greater racial equality, even affectionate–and the Old Southern politician, this poignant memoir recalls how she struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew–one who was financially generous, who refused to acknowledge her publicly.

From her richly told narrative, fascinating portrait of a father who counseled his daughter about her dreams and goals, as well as the letters she and Thurmond wrote to each other over the years, emerges a nuanced, and supported her in reaching them–but who was unwilling to break with the values of his Dixiecrat constituents.

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

Simon & Schuster - Calvin coolidge silently cooled down the Harding scandals and preserved the White House for the Republican Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression. Chester arthur, the embodiment of the spoils system, was so reviled as James Garfield’s successor that he had to defend himself against plotting Garfield’s assassination; but he reformed the civil service.

It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. Only theodore Roosevelt would have been elected in his own right. Millard fillmore succeeded esteemed General Zachary Taylor. Andrew johnson, who succeeded our greatest president, sided with remnants of the Confederacy in Reconstruction.

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America - . Accidental presidents adds immeasurably to our understanding of the power and limits of the American presidency in critical times. Da capo Press. Only tr, truman, coolidge, and LBJ were re-elected. Lyndon B. John tyler succeeded William Henry Harrison who died 30 days into his term. In one way or another they vastly changed our history.

Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism

St. Martin's Press - But also important was sexuality, and his discomfort with what he believed was a rising tide of immorality. Used book in Good Condition. Da capo Press. Born in monroe, in his early years Helms worked as a newspaperman, North Carolina, a radio commentator and a magazine editor. Early on, campus radicalism, on tiny black and white screens across North Carolina in the 1960s, he battled the civil rights movement, and, he realized the power of television, and the sexual revolution.

Race was a central issue for helms, and he used it at every turn to solidify his base and, in some cases, to mobilize political support. In 1973, he was elected to the Senate, where he remained until 2003. As senator, helms became a national conservative leader and spokesman for the revitalized American Right, playing a prominent role in the Reagan Revolution of the 1970s and 1980s and the rising tide of Republicanism of the 1990s.

Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism - His political organization, the Congressional Club, became remarkably successful at raising millions of dollars and in operating a highly sophisticated, media-driven political machine. The congressional Club also provided a source of national standing and power for Helms. In working so relentlessly for his cause, Helms literally became a nexus of the burgeoning movement, pushing conservative causes, linking conservative politicians up with wealthy donors and amassing more power than many Senators within memory.

In righteous warrior, william link tells the story of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century and the conservative mark he left on the American political landscape. In righteous Warrior, William A.

Stennis: Plowing a Straight Furrow The Story of Statesman John C. Stennis

Nautilus - Despite his allegiance to Mississippians, his vision also encompassed both the nation and the world. Donald zacharias, president emeritus of Mississippi State University, said of Stennis, We see qualities in your life that we want in our own lives. Stennis was named in his honor. Stennis wanted his state and country to prosper and he believed in government of, by, and for the people.

Used book in Good Condition. Da capo Press. Much of our state s progress is due to Stennis devotion to those who struggled to make a living he dedicated his entire working life to helping others. He wrote the first Senate ethics code and cautioned unilateral entrance into the Vietnam Conflict. Integrity. Dr. In 1952, he won the general election and served in the senate for 41 years.

Stennis: Plowing a Straight Furrow The Story of Statesman John C. Stennis - Life is better for each of us for what you have done. The supercarrier USS John C. Upon the death of theodore bilbo in 1947, John Cornelius Stennis won a special election to fill Bilbo s U. S.