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Description - The Agitator's Daughter by Sheryll Cashin

During Reconstruction, Herschel V. Cashin was a radical republican legislator who championed black political enfranchisement throughout the South. His grandson, Dr. John L. Cashin, Jr. , inherited that passion for social justice and formed an independent Democratic party to counter George Wallaces Dixiecrats, electing more blacks to office than in any Southern state. His uppity ways attracted many enemies. Twice the private plane Cashin owned and piloted was sabotaged. His dental office and boyhood home were taken by eminent domain. The IRS pursued him, as did the FBI. Ultimately his passions would lead to ruin and leave his daughter, Sheryll, wondering why he would risk so much. In following generations of Cashins through the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, civil rights, and post-civil rights political struggles, Sheryll Cashin conveys how she came to embrace being an agitators daughter with humor, honesty, and love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484224
ISBN-10: 1586484222
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sheryll Cashin

Sheryll Cashin is the author of The Failures of Integration. Educated at Vanderbilt University, the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship to study at Oxford University, she is now professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and lives with her husband in Washington, DC.

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