Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

by Richard Gergel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374107895
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 25,295
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Richard Gergel is a United States district judge who presides in the same courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, where Judge Waring once served. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Judge Gergel earned undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. With his wife, Dr. Belinda Gergel, he is the author of In Pursuit of the Tree of Life: A History of the Early Jews of Columbia, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Collision of Two Worlds

PART I: THE BLINDING

1. A Tragic Detour

2. A Wave of Terror

3. "The Place was Batesburg"

4. The Bystander Government

PART II: THE AWAKENING

5. "My God . . . We Have Got to Do Something"

6. The Isaac Woodard Road Show

7. The Gradualist

8. A "Baptism in Racial Prejudice"

PART III: THE CALL TO ACTION

9. "I Shall Fight to End Evil Like This"

10. "We Know the Way. We Need Only the Will"

11. Confronting the American Dilemma

12. There Will Be No Fines

13. Fighting the "Battle Royal"

14. Driving the "Last Nail in the Coffin of Segregation"

Conclusion: Unexampled Courage

Appendix: A Forensic Analysis of the Blinding of Isaac Woodard

Notes

Index

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