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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
Country of Publication
United States
New edition
The University of North Carolina Press
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