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Speak Now Against the Day

The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South

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Speak Now Against the Day by John Egerton
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The compelling story of the earliest calls for desegregation and racial justice in the South. ""Make room on your library shelf . . . for John Egerton's magnificent Speak Now Against the Day . His book is a stunning achievement: a sprawling, engrossing, deeply moving account of those Southerners, black and white, who raised their voices to challenge the South's racial mores. . . . [This] is an eloquent and passionate book, and . . . one we cannot afford to forget.""--Charles B. Dew, New York Times Book Review ""A rich and inspiring story. . . . [Egerton] has uncovered a buried treasure.""--Studs Terkel ""[A] superb book, measured but eloquent.""--Dan T. Carter, Washington Post Book World |The traditional understanding of American constitutional law is that the Revolution caused a shift in the conception of the constitution from merely a description of governmental roles to a set of restrictions on the power of the state. Hulsebosch complic

Author Biography

John Egerton (1935-2013), an independent nonfiction writer, wrote extensively on his native South. He is author of more than a dozen books, including The Americanization of Dixie and Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History.
Release date Australia
November 30th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
The University of North Carolina Press
Pages
768
Dimensions
156x235x51
ISBN-13
9780807845578
Product ID
3960714

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