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    Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (Civil Rights And the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century) (Paperback) By (author) Catherine Fosl, Foreword by Angela Davis

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    DescriptionAnne McCarty Braden (1924-2006) rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement's staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation. Though Braden remained controversial-even within the civil rights movement-in 1963 she became one of only five white southerners whose contributions to the movement were commended by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his famed "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Braden's activism ultimately spanned nearly six decades, making her one of the most enduring white voices against racism in modern U.S. history. Subversive Southerner is more than a riveting biography of an extraordinary southern white woman; it is also a social history of how racism, sexism, and anticommunism intertwined in the twentieth-century South as ripples from the Cold War divided the emerging civil rights movement.


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    Title
    Subversive Southerner
    Subtitle
    Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Fosl, Foreword by Angela Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 466
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813191720
    ISBN 10: 0813191726
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JPVH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE, CULT/SOUTH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    DC22: 323.092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 305.8/00975
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: E185.98.B73 F67 2006, 2006013888
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, JPVH, DNBH
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Imprint name
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Publication date
    25 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Lexington
    Author Information
    Catherine Fosl teaches women's and gender studies and communication at the University of Louisville. She is the author of Women for All Seasons.
    Review quote
    ""An achievement that deftly integrates biography with both regional and national history."" -- Southern Historian