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Strom Thurmond and the politics of Southern change

Author: Nadine Cohodas
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a book about the white side of the civil rights struggle - the fascinating story of the South's political evolution over the past fifty years, told through the life and career of Strom Thurmond, one of the South's most provocative and enduring politicians. Virtually all books that explore the American civil rights movement do so from the perspective of black America, chronicling the collective march to black  Read more...
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Cohodas, Nadine.
Strom Thurmond and the politics of Southern change.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993
(OCoLC)645858199
Named Person: Strom Thurmond; Strom Thurmond; Strom Thurmond
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Cohodas
ISBN: 0671689355 9780671689353
OCLC Number: 26719443
Notes: Spine title: Strom Thurmond.
Description: 574 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Standing with the People --
Ch. 2. The Legacy of Pitchfork Ben 1870-1928 --
Ch. 3. On the Move 1929-1937 --
Ch. 4. Insulation Against the Turmoil 1938-1946 --
Ch. 5. Making Choices 1947 --
Ch. 6. Irreversible Course January 1948-June 1948 --
Ch. 7. Candidate by Default July 1948-December 1948 --
Ch. 8. In the Shadow of the Court 1949-1953 --
Ch. 9. The Year of Precedents 1954 --
Ch. 10. Resistance and Resolve 1955-1960 --
Ch. 11. Breakthrough 1961-1964 --
Ch. 12. The Center Cannot Hold 1965-1970 --
Ch. 13. Readjustment 1971-1979 --
Ch. 14. Back over the Rubicon: A Man Redeemed, a Life Remembered 1980-1992 --
Abbreviations Used in Source Notes.
Responsibility: Nadine Cohodas.
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This is a book about the white side of the civil rights struggle - the fascinating story of the South's political evolution over the past fifty years, told through the life and career of Strom Thurmond, one of the South's most provocative and enduring politicians. Virtually all books that explore the American civil rights movement do so from the perspective of black America, chronicling the collective march to black empowerment through the experiences of individual black leaders. Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change approaches this explosive era from the point of view of those for whom the sharing of power was most wrenching - the Southern white politicians. With full access to Thurmond and his archives, and with more than twelve years of research on Thurmond to her credit, Nadine Cohodas here gives a compelling account of an era of tumultuous change in America. State senator, judge, governor, and states rights candidate for president before he came to serve in Washington, Senator Thurmond was to many the embodiment of white supremacy and a classic, die-hard segregationist. The leading Dixiecrat whose 24-hour-18-minute filibuster against a 1957 civil rights bill set a record that still stands, Thurmond eventually underwent a striking metamorphosis: he was the first South Carolina politician to hire a black staff member, he presided over the crucial 1982 extension of the Voting Rights Act, and he ultimately threw his unqualified support behind the law that honors Martin Luther King, Jr., his longtime nemesis. Switching party allegiances and adapting to new realities, Thurmond changed the rules of Southern politics forever. Today he is one of the Senate's respected elder statesmen, held in high regard by leaders and trusted by his constituents, black and white alike. Strom Thurmond's life and work take us through a century of historic terrain, from the age of Jim Crow through the turmoil of civil rights to the present day. With Thurmond, we meet a colorful gallery of Southerners who shaped the political landscape: Pitchfork Ben Tillman, Cotton Ed Smith, Olin D. Johnston, Richard Russell, Orval Faubus, George Wallace, and Jim Eastland among them. We see the pressures that black activists brought to bear on these men. Thurmond's sixty-five-year career vividly illustrates the upheavals and accommodations forced on the South by the civil rights movement. His dramatic adjustment to a reordered Southern society is testament to the movement's profound impact on this country. Superbly researched and scrupulously fair, Strom Thurmond is the story of an extraordinary political odyssey and an invaluable contribution to the history of politics and race in America.

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