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"A a monumental social history...Through a combinaton of oral history and interpretive narrative, Greene has created a work of great drama, a chorus of voices that is both disturbing and inspiring." The Boston Globe

Somehow, the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement had bypassed rural McIntosh County, Georgia. In the 1970s, the white sheriff there still wielded all power; he controlled everyone and everything. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man with a passion for justice to take him on and win, changing life in McIntosh County forever. Praying for Sheetrock is about that one man, his victory and his utlimate fall from grace.

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"A monumental social history...Through a combinaton of oral history and interpretive narrative, Greene has created a work of great drama, a chorus of voices that is both disturbing and inspiring." The Boston Globe

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"A beautifully written and absolutely authentic picture of the rural South." Kirkus Reviews

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"This book needs to be read by everyone who does not know the deep South and by those who think all of our racial problems were corrected in the 1960s. Young adults of all races would find this more enlightening than many history books." John W. King, Library Journal

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"By turns inspiring and sad, [the] story is told with dramatic skill by Atlanta journalist Greene." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Somehow, the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement had bypassed rural McIntosh County, Georgia. In the 1970s, the white sheriff there still wielded all power; he controlled everyone and everything. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man with a passion for justice to take him on and win, changing life in McIntosh County forever. PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK is about that one man, his victory, and his ultimate fall from grace.

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PLozar, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by PLozar)
This is a fascinating study of race relations in rural Georgia, told through the eyes of the people involved in changing them in the early 1980's: members of the black community fed up with the way they were treated, and the Legal Aid lawyers who assisted them. The chief characters are the white Sheriff who profited from shady activities, and the laborer who spearheaded the black residents' push for equal rights. But a spectrum of local residents, both black and white, are given their say, providing a generally well-balanced picture of the community as a whole. (I would have appreciated more commentary from the white residents who supported equal rights, but maybe one or two people was all the author could find!) The book is extremely well written -- you hear and smell and feel what life on the Georgia coast is like -- and it greatly enhanced my understanding of the area. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780449907535
Author:
Greene, Melissa Fay
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Sheriffs
Subject:
Police corruption
Subject:
Sheriffs -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- Biography.
Subject:
McIntosh County
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Edition Number:
1st Ballantine ed.
Edition Description:
1st Ballantine Books ed.
Series Volume:
7989
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.08x5.14x.80 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages RANDOM HOUSE TRADE - English 9780449907535 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A monumental social history...Through a combinaton of oral history and interpretive narrative, Greene has created a work of great drama, a chorus of voices that is both disturbing and inspiring."
"Review" by , "A beautifully written and absolutely authentic picture of the rural South."
"Review" by , "This book needs to be read by everyone who does not know the deep South and by those who think all of our racial problems were corrected in the 1960s. Young adults of all races would find this more enlightening than many history books."
"Review" by , "By turns inspiring and sad, [the] story is told with dramatic skill by Atlanta journalist Greene."
"Synopsis" by , Somehow, the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement had bypassed rural McIntosh County, Georgia. In the 1970s, the white sheriff there still wielded all power; he controlled everyone and everything. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man with a passion for justice to take him on and win, changing life in McIntosh County forever. PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK is about that one man, his victory, and his ultimate fall from grace.
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