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by Angela Davis,Catherine Fosl

Download Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South ePub
  • ISBN 0312294875
  • ISBN13 978-0312294878
  • Language English
  • Author Angela Davis,Catherine Fosl
  • Publisher Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (November 16, 2002)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats rtf doc mobi lit
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1293 kb
  • Size Fb2 1344 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 591

The first biography of the legendary southern civil rights crusader introduces readers to the contributions of this extraordinary woman, and the witch hunt that targeted her in the 1950s.

Foreword by Angela Davis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Foreword by Angela Davis. How we measure 'reads'.

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Fosl's biography of Anne Braden is a tremendous contribution to the history of the Civil Rights movement and women's history. I would highly recommend this book if you want to learn more about this period of history in the . Anne Braden was a remarkable champion of the rights of workers, African Americans, and women. She captures Braden's profound dedication to achieving social justice. Anne and her husband Carl Braden were critical to the radical civil rights organization, SCEF.

Subversive Southerner is more than a riveting biography of an extraordinary southern white woman; it is also a social history of how racism, sexism, and anticommunism intertwined in the twentieth-century South as ripples from the Cold War divided the emerging civil rights movement. Anne Braden was one of the courageous few who crossed the color line to fight for racial justice Please read this book. Reverend Jesse L. Jackson.

Catherine Fosl26 de enero de 2016. Though Braden remained controversial-even within the civil rights movement-in 1963 she became one of only five white southerners whose contributions to the movement were commended by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in his famed "Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Fosl’s book also reveals dramatically-as has not been done before-how the Cold War divided and .

Fosl’s book also reveals dramatically-as has not been done before-how the Cold War divided and limited the southern civil rights movement. Anne McCarty Braden is a southern white woman who broke from her segregationist and privileged past in the late 1940s to become a lifelong crusader who sought to awaken the consciences of white southerners to the reality of racial injustice. Martin Luther King praised Braden’s extraordinary integrity in his famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail, but even among civil rights supporters, she was as much a controversial figure as an ally.

Catherine Fosl's fine book is solidly grounded in an understanding of the Cold War, the Old Left, the New Left, the civil rights . Citation: Pamela Tyler

Catherine Fosl's fine book is solidly grounded in an understanding of the Cold War, the Old Left, the New Left, the civil rights movement, and southern history. Subversive Southerner is above all a feminist biography. Anne Braden's compelling story has found a worthy interpreter. Citation: Pamela Tyler.

Anne McCarty Braden, a southern white woman, broke from her segregationist and privileged past in the late 1940s to become a lifelong crusader for racial injustice. Martin Luther King praised Braden's extraordinary integrity in his famous Letter from a Birming-ham Jail, but even among civil rights supporters, she was a con-troversial figure. Subversive Southerner' is a must-read. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. 'Subversive Southerner' is a must-read for anyone interested in southern history or in the social and cultural upheavals of the 50s and 60s.

Narrated by Sara Morsey. Anne McCarty Braden (1924–2006) rejected her segregationi. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

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Zulkigis
Fosl's biography of Anne Braden is a tremendous contribution to the history of the Civil Rights movement and
women's history. Anne Braden was a remarkable champion of the rights of workers, African Americans, and women. Fosl
draws on extensive research in the archives, as well as many interviews with Anne Braden. She captures Braden's
profound dedication to achieving social justice. Anne and her husband Carl Braden were critical to the radical civil rights organization, SCEF. A magnificent work! Read it now!
White gold
Although I was alive during much of the time period that this book addresses, I was quite young for a lot of it and not aware of all the political machinations that were happening. I find reading this book to be entirely fascinating in that it is bringing me a new understanding and integration of events that I remember vaguely by filling in the details that were lost on me as they were happening. Anne Braden was active in a time of huge change on so many fronts, and she brought her amazing influence to bear on many of them.
Yozshujinn
Excellent book regarding the life of a SOutherner. The author has done an excellent job of describing the life of Anne Braden. Mrs. Braden's life was indeed one of fighting the good fight and fighting for those who needed their voices to be heard. Ms. Fosl has done an excellent job and with much detail explaining about Mrs. Braden and her husband's Carl Braden, their passion for wanting to help with this fight of Civil Rights and rights for all humanity. I would highly recommend this book if you want to learn more about this period of history in the U.S.
Freighton
Anne Braden courageously opposed the Dixie segregationist establishment. She was born Anne McCarty in 1924 in "Louisville where white folks lived." Her earlier concerns were conventional and non threatening to the social mores of her Jim Crow society. Anne mostly worried about being attractive to boys during her high school years and was even willing to play dumb so as not to alienate them. She underwent a dramatic change in her early adult years while attending college and earning a living as a journalist. The Southern newspapers of that era barely considered a murdered black person worthy of mention. Blacks could fight and die in our wars, but were refused entrance to the voting booth. White criminals were afforded more respect than virtuous and law abiding Afro-Americans. The usual definition of a liberal Southern politician was someone who dared speak out against lynching while remaining firmly loyal to the principle of segregation. Anne ultimately could not make peace with the prevailing zeitgeist. She marries Carl Braden, a man named after Karl Marx. The Bradens soon partner with such luminaries like James Dombrowski, Bob Zellner and Martin Luther King. The latter remarked upon her dedication in his famous "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." Heroic self sacrifice and the constant risk of violence became an everyday reality. The odds were probably no better than fifty-fifty that the Bradens could escape being murdered.

What does the Cold War have to with Anne Braden? Why did the author choose the title "Subversive Southerner?" Catherine Fosl points out the insane eagerness of the segregationists to brand those advocating civil rights as traitors to the United States. In their peculiar way of looking at the world, combatting Jim Crow was the same thing as aligning oneself with our nation's enemies. The Bradens, however, did flirt with Communism and this made it easier for their foes to justify harassing them. A number of prosecutors seeking political power relished the opportunity to put them behind bars for alleged acts of sedition. Anne's relationship with avowed Communists extends to the point where the well known radical Angela Davis even writes the forward for this book. Should we therefore condemn her? Not in the least. Fosl presents a persuasively well put together argument that Anne Braden deserves to be cut some slack. There is no evidence whatsoever hinting that the still living Ms. Braden ever adhered to any orthodox interpretation of Communist doctrine. She seems naively oblivious to the logical consequences of these horrifying set of beliefs. Sadly, mainstream political conservatives did virtually nothing to combat racism in the Old South. Anne Braden was therefore compelled to cooperate with those willing to fight along side of her. She and her late husband were primarily activists and not armchair philosophers. One also does not have to agree with all of Anne Braden's more recent political proposals. Some of these efforts might indeed leave something to be desired. That is beside the point. Ms. Braden definitely has done far more good than inadvertent harm. Catherine Fosl is to be congratulated for making sure that Americans don't overlook her enormous accomplishments. It would be shameful not to honor Anne Braden while she is still alive. I strongly urge you to read this superb biography of one of our greatest American heroes.