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The Last Days: Purity and Peril in a Small Southern Town

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Seeking to come to terms with the haunting memories of his childhood in the deep South-Charles Marsh has crafted a memoir of small-town Southern life caught up in the whirlwind of the Civil Rights movement. As minister of the First Baptist Church in Laurel, Mississippi, Charles Marsh's father Bob Marsh, was a prominent man who was beloved by the community. But Laurel was also home to Sam Bowers, the Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Mississippi KKK and the director of their daily, unchallenged installments of terror and misery. Bowers was known and tolerated by the entire white community of Laurel. This included Bob Marsh, who struggled to do the right thing while reeling between righteous indignation and moral torpor, only slowly awakening to fear, suffering, and guilt over his unwillingness to take a public stand against Bowers. At the same time, The Last Days examines the collision of worlds once divided-white Protestant conservatism, the African American struggle for civil rights, and late 1960s counter culture-that propelled the dramatic changes in everyday life in a small Southern town.

Synopsis:

This devastating and uncompromising memoir explores how good Christian folk acquiesced to the terror of the KKK, and how the author's prominent minister father eventually found the courage to share in the vision of a New South

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465044184
Subtitle:
A Son's Story Of Sin And Segregation At The Dawn Of A New South
Author:
Marsh, Charles
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Baptists
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 9768
Publication Date:
20010205
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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