Sons of Mississippi
A Story of Race and Its Legacy
By (author) Paul Hendrickson
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Sons of Mississippi by Paul Hendrickson
Book DescriptionThey stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in "Life "magazine""or that it will become an icon of its era. The year is 1962, and these seven white Mississippi lawmen have gathered to stop James Meredith from integrating the University of Mississippi. One of them is swinging a billy club. More than thirty years later, award-winning journalist and author Paul Hendrickson sets out to discover who these men were, what happened to them after the photograph was taken, and how racist attitudes shaped the way they lived their lives. But his ultimate focus is on their children and grandchildren, and how the prejudice bequeathed by the fathers was transformed, or remained untouched, in the sons. Sons of Mississippi is a scalding yet redemptive work of social history, a book of eloquence and subtlely that tracks the movement of racism across three generations and bears witness to its ravages among both black and white Americans.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375704253
(203mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Hendrickson
Hemingway's Boat, Paperback (January 2013)
She'd been intimately his, and he hers, for twenty-seven years - which were his final twenty-seven years. She'd lasted through three wives, the Nobel Prize, and all his ruin. He'd owned her, fished her, worked her and rode her, from the waters of Key West to the Bahamas to the Dry Tortugas to the north coast and archipelagos of Cuba.
Bound for Glory, Hardback (June 2004)
A stunning portfolio of colour photographs capturing scenes of American life from the end of the Great Depression to the early years of World War II.
Power of Dialogue, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Paul Hendrickson
At the book's core is the question of how social power shapes and influences meaning and how the process of interpretation, whileimplicated in social forms of power, can nevertheless achievereflective distance and a critique of power.
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Author Biography - Paul Hendrickson
Paul Hendrickson, a prizewinning feature writer for the Washington Post for more than twenty years, now teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Seminary: A Search, Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War (a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his wife and two sons in Philadelphia. "From the Hardcover edition."
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