The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition: Race and Redemption in the New South

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition: Race and Redemption in the New South

by Osha Gray Davidson

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ISBN-13: 9781469646619
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 199,191
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Osha Gray Davidson is a journalist and author most recently of Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn From It.

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This eloquent blend of history and advocacy journalism ends with a follow-up on the major figures and--with that rarest quality in a book on race in America--a reason for hope.--Kirkus Reviews

Mr. Davidson's book provides a brilliant beginning for understanding the South's many poor sons and daughters, black and white.--Dallas Morning News

A powerful testament to the redemptive powers of human nature.--Booklist

For eighty years we've waited for a reply to Birth of a Nation. At last Osha Gray Davidson has done the job. The story of C. P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan of Durham, North Carolina, and of Ann Atwater, a black civil rights advocate, his enemy for so many years, is one of the most moving love stories I've ever come across. More than that, in a time of bleakness, it sounds a note of hope. The Best of Enemies is a glorious work.--Studs Terkel

A well-crafted portrait of the evolution of race relations in Durham, N.C.--and of America's tendency to ignore issues of class.--Publishers Weekly

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