Synopses & Reviews
A startling portrait of a generation of intellectuals who responded to the civil rights movement with peculiar ambivalence. No other movement in the 20th century posed a starker moral challenge than that of civil rights. Yet the response of prominent writers and thinkers was hesitant and ambivalent. This is the untold history of that moment, rife with bravery and inexplicable timidityQboth the products of the same divided minds.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-280) and index.