Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America

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März 2006



"Cradle of Freedom" puts a human face on the story of the black American struggle for equality in Alabama during the 1960s.


Frye Gaillard is a freelance writer and author of 19 books, including The Dream Long Deferred, Becoming Truly Free: 300 Years of Black History in the Carolinas and Race, Rock, and Religion: Profiles from a Southern Journalist.


"Alabama was the epicenter of the struggle. No state, not even Mississippi, was a bigger challenge for those working to obtain for themselves and others the basic rights and liberties due all Americans under our Constitution.... Nowhere will you find better explained the dangers facing black people who wanted change and the fear that gripped whites for whom change was unthinkable.... No single volume captures people and events better than this." - Harvey H. Jackson, Anniston Star "Cradle of Freedom is the story of black men and women whose courage, love, and forgiveness demonstrate that changing people's hearts is just as important as changing laws, if not more important.... It dramatically presents well-known events in fresh fashion... [and] captures the heart of the civil rights message in blacks' refusal to descend to their white attackers' depth of hatred." - Mobile Register "A feel for the right details and deft, interpretive writing bring to history what DNA testing brings to innocence and guilt.... [Gaillard] cuts through the veneer of familiarity and takes us into the spit, sweat, and marrow of 40-year-old events." - Charlotte Observer "A welcome reminder that good history and good storytelling can go together." - Dan T. Carter, author of The Politics of Rage and Scottsboro"
EAN: 9780817352981
ISBN: 0817352988
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 419 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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