Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South / Edition 1

Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South / Edition 1

by Catherine Fosl
ISBN-10:
0813191726
ISBN-13:
9780813191720
Pub. Date:
08/28/2006
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
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Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South / Edition 1

Anne 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813191720
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 995,190
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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